On the 25th of January Frank Lampard was sacked from his position of Chelsea manager, but how did this happen? Who would’ve thought that after only 18 months Chelsea would sack one of their greatest players as their manager, especially after his first season in charge, coming fourth in the league, securing champions league football and reaching the FA cup final with a transfer ban is phenomenal. However things started to decline as Chelsea lost five of their last eight league games and then lost the FA cup final to Arsenal.


What happened to Chelsea this season? 


At the start of the 2020/21 season Chelsea were looking like a title challenging team after spending excess of £200 million on new players such as Werner, Havertz and Ziyech. However Chelsea didn’t have the strongest start to the season after 3-3 draws with West Brom and Southampton, then things turned around as Chelsea went on an unbeaten streak of nine games, only to be ended by an Everton penalty. Chelsea hoped to bounce back the next week, but a strong Wolves side managed to find a winner in the 95th minute and Chelsea weren’t looking so good. A 3-0 win over a superb West Ham side was just what they needed, but the celebrations didn’t last long over the next five games Chelsea only won one game against 18th placed Fulham. Then after a 3-1 win against championship side, Luton Town, Lampard was sacked and Thomas Tuchel was brought in, who had previously coached PSG and Borussia Dortmund. 


Why sack someone who has done so much for your club?


Despite Chelsea’s loss of form this season Lampard still lead Chelsea to Champions League football last season and his attacking play style saw us score the third most goals in the league last season, the one thing holding Lampard back was Chelsea’s defence. They let in the 54 goals last season, the same as 15th placed Brighton, if Lampard could have produced some consistency then he Emory likely wouldn’t of been sacked but when one week you beat Tottenham and the next you lose to Southampton realise something needs to change.


All in all, I believe Chelsea should have let Lampard have more time, at least until the end of the season because now the new manager has no chance to buy new players that will fit his play style and Chelsea fans love Frank Lampard, because of his history at the club. Although you must realise that Chelsea are a big club and they must keeping moving forward.