'Lampard Out' Trends After Chelsea's Second Failure To Win In Three Games
Frank Lampard has only just got his dream job of managing Chelsea but the former midfielder is facing backlash already, with #LampardOut trending on Twitter following a second failure in pre season.
On Friday Brazilian striker Leandro Damiao, known to Spurs fans for his constant links to the club, scored to hand Chelsea a humiliating 1-0 pre season loss to Japanese side Kawasaki Frontale.
It was the second time in three friendlies that new boss Frank Lampard has seen his fail to win, with a 1-1 draw against Irish side Bohemians and a 4-0 win over St Patrick's Athletic preceding the loss.
The loss in Japan triggered football fans on social media to make 'LampardOut' trend, although it wasn't all Blues' fans:
haha seeing all these tweets about #LampardOut after they lost 1-0 to some unknown club that nobody's ever heard of LOL- Ryan Inglis (@RyanInglis180) July 19, 2019
Chelsea not been the same since Terry left. I hated the guy but he didn't let any players slacken on the pitch. #LampardOut maybe, but is it more the players fault? Are they content being overpaid to live in a classy area of London and do a bit of exercise whilst there?- Dave Wavey Alexander (@wavey1068) July 19, 2019
Ridiculous appointment. May as well get shot of him now, before he does any more damage. #LampardOut- Mucky Maureen (@muckymaureen) July 19, 2019
I wouldn't let Lampard manage the tea and cake, never mind a team. #LampardOut- OKJiggles (@OJiggles) July 19, 2019
i have said this time and again #lampardout, this guy is going to ruin his legacy, imao i would opt for Mourinho- MUNYA (@mpofumunya9) July 19, 2019
Lampard certainly has some more difficult pre season games coming up before the season with La Liga champions Barcelona next up.
The Blues will be looking to take momentum into the new season as the former Derby County boss becomes the latest Chelsea manager to face Manchester United in his opening competitive fixture.
Jose Mourinho, Avram Grant and Carlo Ancelotti all started their careers at Stamford Bridge against the Red Devils.
Knowing how long managers usually last in west London it'll be interesting to see if being a club legend and having a transfer ban allows the club's all time top scorer more time before he's under pressure.
How long will Lampard last at Chelsea?