Chelsea have made the wrong decision by signing Frank Lampard as the successor of Maurizio Sarri and should have appointed Brendan Rodgers instead, this according to Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson.
Lampard took over from Italian manager this summer and has had a tough start to life as the West London club’s head-coach, losing 4-0 to direct Premier League rivlas Manchester United and falling short in the UEFA Super Cup after Liverpool won 5-4 in the Penalty shootouts.
The ex-England international takes charge of his first game at Stamford Bridge on Sunday and Merson believes he needs a win in order to prove that he deserves his place in the helm of the Blues.
‘There’s a lot of pressure on Frank Lampard to get that winning mentality,’ Merson wrote for the Daily Star. ‘They’ve lost twice now and conceded six goals which isn’t great.
‘They need to start well at home, or people will start questioning why they didn’t offer Brendan Rodgers the job. I’ve said before I think he would have been perfect.
‘I just think none of the top name managers wanted the Chelsea job. They’ve sold their best player by a million miles and can’t replace him because of the ban.
‘Plus there’s a lot of pressure and no job security. I don’t think people were queuing up to take it. Chelsea should win this game, but it’s a hard one for them.’
Earlier today former Benfica and Sporting Lisbon manager Jorge Jesus has revealed that Chelsea have offered him a job in the summer.
Despite a tough start, Chelsea players have faith in Frank Lampard and likely to have success in the future.