Lampard ‘walking on eggshells’ as Chelsea boss sent clear message over future

Tony Cascarino says Frank Lampard is “walking on eggshells” at Chelsea after another loss in the Premier League.

Chelsea slipped down to eighth in the Premier League standings after a 2-0 reversal against Leicester at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night, and That result marked the Blues’ fifth loss in their last eight matches as the pressure now mounts on the shoulders of the Blues boss

Chelsea are now in serious danger of missing out on Champions League qualification unless Lampard can address a worrying dip in form, with a home fixture against Luton Town up next in the FA Cup on Sunday.

And Cascarino says the current manager must deliver three wins to avoid being sacked by Roman Abramovich: “It never goes down well when you spend loads of money on signings who don’t work out or are not playing well,” the former Blues striker told talkSPORT.

“Upstairs will go, ‘we’ll give him more money and spend again’, but they get a little bit nervous and edgy about doing that.

“He knows the job at Chelsea is full of criticism and it doesn’t take a lot for that owner to make a change.

“Their performances have been really poor; take the win against Fulham, it was 1-0 and they struggled for long periods of the game.

“The highest team they’ve beaten this season is seventh – they’ve not beaten anybody above seventh.

“Their 3-0 win against West Ham at Stamford Bridge was their best result; they did enough to get over the line, but getting a performance plus a result is a huge problem.

“He’s got three home games now back-to-back, one in the FA Cup against Luton and two league games.

“He has to win them. He might make the end of the season, but if he’s going to make the end of the season he has to go on a run of winning games now.

“He can’t go through getting knocked out of the cup or getting a horrendous result against Burnley or Wolves at Stamford Bridge.

“He won’t survive that, and if the owner thinks, ‘we aren’t going to make the Champions League, we’re way adrift of that position’… he knows he’s walking on eggshells.”

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