Chelsea go up against Luton Town in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Sunday.
Frank Lampard has cut a frustrated figure at Stamford Bridge in recent times, with the majority of his summer signings failing to settle at the club.
And according to ESPN, players within the Chelsea dressing room are confused at the way the Blues boss is managing things behind the scenes.
It’s claimed they believe Lampard’s constant chopping and changing to his starting XI is contributing to their inconsistent performances.
And whether he now alters his approach is something only time will tell.
Chelsea are mulling over whether to hire an interim replacement for Lampard should they be forced onto axing their iconic midfielder.
Avram Grant is one person who could take over, with the former West Ham boss replacing Jose Mourinho back in 2007.
Andriy Shevchenko is another in the frame, with the AC Milan icon having a good relationship with Abramovich.
And when it comes to permanent replacements, several have been linked.
Massimiliano Allegri is one of them, as well as Thomas Tuchel and Brendan Rodgers have emerged as possibilities as well.
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