Lampard set to be sacked after Chelsea’s 3-1 defeat to Man City

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard’s future is up in the air with the club searching for a new manager following the Blues’ latest defeat, according to The Athletic.

Manchester City won 3-1 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday night, extending Lampard’s dire run to four defeats in their last six Premier League games.

The Blues were touted as title contenders only one month ago, but their latest loss leaves them eighth in the league.

The poor form has placed huge pressure on Lampard, who finds himself fighting for his job 18 months after his appointment.

Lampard must swiftly put an end to the downward spiral to avoid his dismissal, and it is still possible he could see out the season, according to The Athletic .

But the report warns Stamford Bridge chiefs have already started the search for the next Chelsea manager, and it may already be a matter of ‘when’ rather than ‘if’ Lampard is replaced.