Frank Leboeuf criticised three Chelsea players who failed to perform in the 2-0 defeat to Leicester City in a passionate rant.
As the referee blew the full-time whistle at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday, a lot of attention immediately shifted to Frank Lampard.
It is hardly a surprise. The Chelsea manager had already been under pressure even before the game and the defeat could cost him his job.
The Blues have now dropped to eighth in the Premier League at the halfway point of the season, and fans have been increasingly frustrated with the poor results.
Leboeuf believes Lampard is on the brink of being sacked, but he wanted to highlight the unacceptable performances from three Chelsea stars.
“I want to talk about the players,” he told ESPN FC.
“[Callum] Hudson-Odoi. Not knowing what he has to do on the football field as a professional, you can wonder what the guy does on the field.
“That’s what it is. We have to name names.
“Kai Havertz, he started [on Tuesday]. I just want one thing, just one movement which [makes me think] ‘OK, he’s maybe worth €80million’. I see nothing.
“[In the build-up to] the second goal, I wonder what Reece James was doing on the field. I guess sleeping.”
Lampard not solely to blame according to Leboeuf
The former Blues defender argued that the bad performances are not what he is concerned about the most, it is the lack of commitment.
“I saw from Leicester the will to fight, to go forward, having ideas. I didn’t see any of those from Chelsea, nothing,” he added.
“You can have a bad day, but at least show a little bit of commitment. That’s the only thing you have to show.
“Yes, Frank Lampard is responsible for the line-up but is he responsible for everything? I doubt it.”