Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has insisted that he will stick to his principles amidst the club’s current poor form. The Blues are currently winless in their last three games, having lost two of those against Arsenal and Manchester City respectively.
In the two defeats, Lampard’s lack of strategy and man-management appeared to manifest itself. Lampard’s lack of prior managerial experience appears to be showing. It is important to remember that he lacked experience at the highest level prior to taking up the Chelsea job.
Prior to being appointed Blues manager, Lampard’s also previous managerial experience came when he led Championship club Derby County.
Lampard is under pressure
Lampard was given massive funding to invest on strengthening the squad last summer. He spent heavily in order to bring in Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner and Kai Havertz. The German duo, in particular, appears to have struggled to so far adapt to life in England.
So far, the Blues have not shown signs of significant improvement from last season. Should they fail to attain a top-four finish this season, it is unlikely that Lampard will remain at the helm of the team beyond this summer, especially considering how harsh the club has been with managers before.
“I’m not stupid, I know that we need to get results. We want to get results. Do I change things? Sometimes, a little bit. I tweak things. You have to search, but you also have to stick to your principles.” said Lampard as reported by Sky Sports.
Lampard can still pick things up
It is still a bit too premature to make a fair judgement that Lampard is not the right man to lead the West London club. After all, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was on the verge of being sacked by Manchester United a couple of times before managing to string together a good run of results. Lampard needs to do the same.