The 3-1 defeat to Everton was bitterly disappointing for Chelsea. There has been an obvious dip in form in recent weeks, and fans are beginning to get disgruntled. Following the loss, some Chelsea fans began to turn on Lampard, and claim that he was at fault on Saturday.
The Chelsea manager is currently dealing with a fair number of selection headaches and some fans are not happy with the decisions being made.
The left-back situation is certainly one of the problem areas. It seems that Lampard favors Cesar Azpilicueta over Emerson and Marcus Alonso. Some fans feel that one of the natural left-backs should be starting, ahead of a player whose normal position is on the right-hand side.
With games coming thick and fast as the festive period approaches, rotation and a strong squad depth is key to a team’s success. The defense has been an area that Lampard has rotated heavily, but is it to the Blues detriment?
Fikayo Tomori had been a regular starter for the club this season, impressing hugely along the way. The young center-back even earned an England call-up for his performances. Despite that, he has now been left out of the side for two games running.
Christensen and Zouma have been the central pairing for those games and conceded four in the process. With Antonio Rudiger close to a return to fitness, will Lampard continue to experiment with the Chelsea back-line?
Lampard will want to get back to winning ways as soon as possible to avoid the pressure building. Fans want him to do well, and despite the criticism will surely be hoping the Chelsea legend experiences great success in his time as manager. He is still relatively inexperienced and has a lot of learning to do.
Here is what some fans had to say about Lampard following Saturday’s defeat.