Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is under severe pressure in the wake of his side’s 2-0 defeat to Leicester on Tuesday night.
And links to Thomas Tuchel, Ralph Hasenhutl and Andriy Shevchenko are starting to intensify, with the German available following his departure from Paris Saint-Germain last month.
But according to The Mirror,Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has told Lampard a top four finish is crucial else…
Chelsea want to give their former midfielder time to turn things around at Stamford Bridge, especially given his status as a club legend.
They’re wary of pulling the trigger just yet, having last axed a manager before the end of the season in 2015 back when Jose Mourinho was in charge.
Lampard has tried hard to play down expectations of his Chelsea side.
But after spending over £250million on names such as Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and Ben Chilwell back in the summer, the Blues board disagree with the 42-year-old and want him to turn things around.