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Former Chelsea legend and now former manager, Frank Lampard sacked!

Frank Lampard has become the 12th manager to be sacked by the club. After a run of five defeats in eight Premier League games, Lampard left the London side with the club currently placing ninth in the points table.

According to Sportstar, Players were asked not to come in for training until Monday afternoon with official clarification on the matter pending early in the day. The club has now confirmed the development.

Even though the Blues managed a 3-1 win over Luton in the FA Cup, the club finds itself in the middle of a rough patch in the English Premier League, Under Lampard, this season, Chelsea has managed to beat only West Ham of the top eleven clubs this season. This despite a 14-game unbeaten run across 60 days from October inciting confidence in Chelsea advancing with an optimistic approach for the Premier League title this season.

The former England international attacker replaced Maurizio Sarri as head coach 18 months ago coming in from a managerial task with Championship club Derby County. He led the side to a top-four finish and the finals of the FA Cup

However, this season Chelsea spent a whooping £220 million ($275m) on new signings to try and work their way to the top of the Premier League table. It hasn’t worked, with German winger and striker Kai Havertz and Timo Werner suffering continued periods of poor form under their new manager while Chelsea’s performances as a team were increasingly getting worse. Lampard earned 1.67 points per match in the league, which is the lowest of any manager appointed since the Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea in 2003.

To take his place, the former Paris Saint Germain head coach Thomas Tuchel has been appointed by the Chelsea officials as Lampard’s replacement. Tuchel himself was sacked by PSG towards late December 2020, despite the fact that during his two-and-a-half years at the club, he led the club to win the Ligue 1 title last year and also helped PSG march towards the Champions League Final where they lost to Bayern Munich by 1-0.