Chelsea boss Frank Lampard will not get forever to secure silverware, and Roman Abramovich might decide to mix things up at the end of the season unless there is a change in fortunes.
After the Blues secured Champions League qualification in his first season as manager at his former club, they have failed to push on after a huge summer spending spree.
Although he is in no immediate danger, the ex-England midfielder could be axed as part of a summer of change if the results don’t improve over the next few months.
They have picked out Thomas Tuchel as a potential replacement for Lampard after the German was dismissed and replaced by Mauricio Pochettino at PSG.
The 47-year-old then led PSG to two league titles and a Champions League final, leaving the club having achieved the best win percentage in Ligue 1 history with 75.6 per cent.
Next up for Chelsea is an FA Cup clash against Morecambe before Fulham in the Premier League.
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