EPL: Chelsea’s latest decision on Lampard revealed

Chelsea have decided to give Frank Lampard time to turn around the club’s miserable form, despite mounting speculation over his future, ESPN reports.

The Blues were defeated 3-1 by Manchester City on Sunday.

It saw Lampard’s men slip to their fourth defeat in six Premier League matches, a run which has seen them drop to eighth in the table.

Lampard is under increasingly pressure, after overseeing a summer spending spree in excess of £220 million featuring six signings, several of whom have underperformed in their first few months in west London.

However, there is recognition of Lampard’s achievements last season.

Most significantly guiding the club into the Champions League despite starting the campaign with a FIFA transfer ban preventing the club making any new signings.

The 42-year-old’s legendary status as a player — he is Chelsea’s all-time leading goalscorer with 211 goals from 648 appearances in a 13-year career which featured 11 major honours — is also a factor and sources have told ESPN no single candidate has been identified to replace him.

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