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19 Feb 2020 09:07:23
I know a lot of us (myself included) have criticised Lampard over the past month or so. But we just have to remind ourselves of the players at our disposal right now, plus we lost our best player and top goal scorer in the summer.

There are not many managers out there who would have done much better than what Lampard has done with the players at his disposal this season after our transfer ban. Just look back to last season, Sarri had Hazard and we were barely any better than this season.

I know it's frustrating with how we're playing and the results we're getting currently, but Frank needs time to mould this team as to how he wants it. If after a few windows the players Frank has brought in and the results don't pick up then we maybe have to question if Frank is the right man for the job.

Klopp at Liverpool wasn't an immediate success, but with time we can all see what he has done. I'm not in any way saying Frank will replicate that success at Chelsea, but he at least needs a window or two to mould the team together.

Times might be tough right now, but let's all stick together and get behind the team. C'mon Chelsea!

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19 Feb 2020 09:47:38
100% agree Bobby.

Sometimes we all lose our sense of reality.

19 Feb 2020 11:02:30
i agree hugely on this point frank deserves a chance to sell players he doesn't feel he needs or haven't shown enough quality over the course of his first season. He should be able to tell the club who he trusts going forward and who he feels should be moved on. he needs at oeast 5 new starters in his 11 in my opinion and he deserves his time to get it right.

19 Feb 2020 11:21:24
Good post Bobby.

I don't think the majority want Lampard sacked, maybe a minority do and some are on the fence but that is part of the debate and no one is wrong here. It's a very subjective debate.

You say there aren't many managers out there who would have done any better? Again that is very subjective because we all know some managers can bring life into players regardless of their skill set and age. I. e. Under Conte both Moses and Alonso were excellent. As for Alex Ferguson he pretty much made everyone play to high levels.

I personally would like Frank to succeed. He has been unlucky with injuries but so have rival managers, two who have no strikers in the team at the moment. I'm hopeful the league table will be a reality check for the squad now. Maybe the players got in their comfort zone knowing everytime we dropped points our rivals did aswel. It's a dog fight now! If the team plays to a decent standard I'm sure we will get top 4. I'm not even asking for brilliant standard.

Lampard needs to re-think his short term vision and steady the ship again. He has made mistakes, however I have every faith he will turn this around starting this Saturday.

Once again, credit to all the posters and Ed's for sharing individual opinions which have been greatly received.

19 Feb 2020 11:17:06
As I have mentioned earlier, I do believe fans are turning their backs on Lampard way too quickly.

I think strong start to our campaign didn't help as everyone's expectations were raised. If before the season we would have asked ooir fans if we would have taken the position we are in now 80% of people (if not more) would have taken it.

19 Feb 2020 11:22:41
Agree even if we finish 7th we have such a poor squad and have been unlucky with injuries. Frank definitely needs one window to show his worth. Ziyech will be a great edition.

19 Feb 2020 12:15:35
Nobody should blame Lampard, I think he has done well considering the resources at his disposal. He (Lampard) has brought the team to the extent where one can clearly see the needs and deficiencies of the team (I think that is progress looking back from where we were at the beginning of the season) ; if the board and club cannot show more ambition in the transfer window (in all departments of the team- Defense, midfield and attack especially) then I think they should sit quietly and be patient 5th/ 6th position or Europa league position.
We are where we are supposed to be considering the players that we have g.

19 Feb 2020 14:31:01
I called for Frank to be replaced by Poch on Monday night and I know that it was a knee-jerk reaction to a terrible result against Man Utd. I so want Frank to succeed but as much as we shouldn't have knee-jerk reactions neither should we allow ourselves to be influenced by the fact that Frank is a Chelsea legend and a hero to us all.

The facts are these - 4 wins in the last 14 Prem games and Frank and Jody seem incapable of being tactically adept. The pair of them increasingly look like deer caught in the headlights.

Things have to change and quickly.

{Ed002's Note - I am sure the fans will show enough hate to force him out.}

19 Feb 2020 16:51:37
Do you think clubs take any account of opionions expressed on Social Media Ed002?
As far as I know he has the support of the majority of match going fans.

{Ed002's Note - Yes - as an example Liverpool's coach named two players affected by social media.}

19 Feb 2020 17:12:19
That really surprises me given the ill informed and extreme views that social media attracts.
I can understand individual players being affected by negative comments but clubs listening to 'keyboard warriors'in essence is worrying.

{Ed002's Note - One PL club employs a specialist company to review and report on all media and social media activity about the club and players each week.}

19 Feb 2020 18:04:58
That's really interesting Ed - it should be taken seriously too. Some of the stuff that goes up on social media is beyond crazy. You wonder how these people react to things in their lives that really matter!

19 Feb 2020 19:35:49
We have had the mindless keyboard bullies on this site from time to time, although I think it’s the same posters using different names.

I’m not sure what joy or pleasure anyone can get out of posting abuse about anyone let alone a team or player they say they support.

The excuse that it’s free speech or banter is pathetic.

20 Feb 2020 00:37:10
Fascinating stuff Ed002 many thanks for the insight.



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