Andriy Shevchenko among candidates reportedly under consideration to replace Frank Lampard at Chelsea

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Frank Lampard’s position at Chelsea looks to have come under more pressure in recent weeks.

Andriy Shevchenko among candidates reportedly under consideration to replace Frank Lampard at Chelsea

Chelsea struggling

Chelsea, despite early season promise, have endured a nightmare winter period so far.

The Blues’ latest outing saw them put to the sword in concerning fashion by Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.

This result means that the Londoners have now picked up just one win from their last six league outings, four of which ended in defeat.

Their loss to City also saw Chelsea slip down to 9th place in the Premier League table, seven points adrift of 2nd placed Manchester United, who also boast a game in hand.

Andriy Shevchenko among candidates reportedly under consideration to replace Frank Lampard at Chelsea

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 28: (l – r) Mason Mount, N’Golo Kante,Jorginho, Cesar Azpilicueta and Edouard Mendy of Chelsea appeal to to match referee, Stuart Attwell after Aston Villa’s first goal scored by Anwar El Ghazi (Not pictured) during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge on December 28, 2020 in London, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Shevchenko back to Chelsea?

Such disastrous form, when taking into account the amount of money spent by the club’s board during the summer, has inevitably seen pressure begin to mount on the shoulders of inexperienced Chelsea boss Frank Lampard.

It was even suggested by reliable outlet The Athletic on Sunday evening that the higher-ups at Stamford Bridge have already begun looking at alternatives to Lampard:

And the days since, in turn, have seen a number of managers tipped to potentially take up the reins in southwest London.

Thomas Tuchel, who was recently let go by French powerhouse PSG, was named as one possible replacement for Lampard on Monday.

And now, Ukrainian national boss Andriy Shevchenko, who spent three years as a player at Stamford Bridge between 2006 and 2009, has been touted as another alternative.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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