Big game no shows, the Mourinho omen and all the stats which point towards Lampard’s sacking, following Chelsea’s defeat to Leicester

Big game no shows, the Mourinho omen and all the stats which point towards Lampard’s sacking, following Chelsea’s defeat to Leicester

Ndidi & Maddison on target

The Blues made the trip to the King Power a short time ago, for their latest Premier League outing.

The clash marked a key one in the race for European football, with both sides of course in the thick of things as things stand.

It was Leicester, though, who held a clear advantage over Chelsea ahead of kick-off, aware that a victory would guide them to the dizzy heights of the English top-flight’s summit.

And, when all was said and done, this is precisely what the Foxes managed.

Yet another superb display at both ends on the part of Brendan Rodgers’ men eventually saw them emerge on the right side of a 2-0 scoreline.

The hosts took the lead in the clash with just 6 minutes on the clock, when, after a neatly worked corner routine made its way to the edge of the box, Wilfred Ndidi was on hand to lash home a fine left-footed strike:

Leicester continued to dominate proceedings as the first-half wore on, and, after coming close to adding a 2nd on a number of occasions, were finally rewarded for their endeavours shortly before the interval.

James Maddison was the man on target this time around, taking advantage of yet more shaky defending on Chelsea’s part to slot calmly beyond Edouard Mendy:

The 2nd-half saw the Foxes continue to look the more dangerous of the two sides, with only an uncharacteristically sloppy display on Jamie Vardy’s part having prevented the scoreline from becoming an altogether lopsided one.

Leicester, though, march on, and now sit top of the Premier League table, having played out half of their season fixtures.

Lampard on his way?

For Chelsea, on the other hand, the situation continues to look bleaker almost by the day.

The Pensioners have now managed just two wins from their last 8 in the league, slipping to 8th-place in the English top-flight, and ever further adrift of the top-4.

This of course comes despite the board at Stamford Bridge having sanctioned a big-money spending spree during the summer, which saw the likes of Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech make the move to southwest London.

In turn, on the back of their latest defeat, the finger of blame is no doubt set to pointed squarely in the direction of Frank Lampard.

It is not only Chelsea’s results of late which have proven of an alarming nature, but also their performances.

The capital giants look an absolute shell of their former selves, shaky at the back, and utterly clueless going forward.

Such woes all appear to point towards a manager who is struggling to get his instructions across, a shortcoming which tacticians are rarely afforded much more time to rectify than Lampard has already been given, amid the ruthless nature of the modern game.

If such issues being highlighted on paper wasn’t enough to showcase just how damning the situation is beginning to look for the Chelsea boss, though, then the following series of statistics should do the trick, with it now beginning to look like a near inevitability that Lampard will soon be relieved of his duties on the bench at Stamford Bridge:

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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