Chelsea fans convinced Frank Lampard is ‘killing his legacy’ after brutal interview following Man Utd hammering
CHELSEA fans are convinced Frank Lampard is “killing his legacy” at the club after his latest brutal interview.
The Blues’ caretaker manager gave an “open and honest” assessment of his players as he spoke following Thursday’s 4-1 loss to Manchester United.
Lampard returned to Stamford Bridge in April, replacing Graham Potter after he was sacked by Todd Boehly.
Chelsea were woeful again under Lampard as they were hammered 4-1 at Old Trafford
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However, the Chelsea legend has endured a difficult time as temporary boss, losing eight of his ten matches in charge.
The defeat to United also leaves Chelsea at risk of finishing as low as 14th in the Premier League.
Lampard will depart the club following Sunday’s final match of the season at home to Newcastle United.
Following the hammering to United, Lampard spoke to Sky Sports and claimed his side had been the better team in the first half.
The ex-England midfielder also discussed the standards at the club and in training but stopped short of naming names.
In an interview labelled “open and honest” by Sky Sports, he explained: “It is a sign of where we are at. You can go back to the start of the season.
“We don’t score goals enough. It’s clear, I get asked a lot why we play at back five at times. Some of the defending in the second half showed why we play a back five.
“I am disappointed with that. You have to have pride and passion every time you play for this club.
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“There are certain technical details you have to work on daily, to do all those standard things. Standards isn’t a casual statement.”
Blues supporters have slammed Lampard’s comments, though, and claimed the club legend is tarnishing his legacy.
Lampard is Chelsea’s all-time leading scorer with 211 goals in 648 appearances.
He also won three league titles and the Champions League among 13 major trophies.
One fan responded to the interview by commenting: “Unless what he said was, ‘I don’t know what I’m doing. I’m in over my head and no one in the top flight should ever hire me to manage any team,’ then this was not an open and honest interview.”
Another added: “He isn’t a legend anymore.”
A third wrote: “Tired of hearing from this guy. Shouldn’t have come back. Affecting his legacy at this point. Terrible.”
One more fumed: “He should keep away from management before he tarnishes his legacy.”