Breaking: Chelsea in talks over shock Frank Lampard return with Ex blue potentially in charge by Saturday

The Blues are already in talks with the ex-Chelsea legend.

Chelsea could be set to appoint Frank Lampard as their new manager following the departure of Graham Potter on an interim basis, it has been reported, in the wake of Graham Potter’s departure from Stamford Bridge.

The Blues are still in talks over a new manager in west London, but do not wish to rush the decision and are happy to wait to get the right man, with Luis Enrique and Julian Nagelsmann both in the frame for the role.

And this could lead to Blues legend Lampard being handed the job on a temporary basis, with the Guardian reporting that ‘Lampard could be in charge on Saturday if talks go smoothly’ and the former midfielder keen to help his side out after watching them labour to a 0-0 draw with Liverpool on Tuesday night.

Lampard’s most recent role was with Everton, where he was sacked in January with the Toffees in the relegation zone.

He spent a season and a half in the Chelsea hotseat between 2019 and 2021, before being sacked with his side in midtable in a move which ultimately saw his replacement Thomas Tuchel win the Champions League that season.

Lampard enjoyed an excellent career in west London as a player, scoring 211 goals in 648 appearances for the Blues in a stint which spanned 13 seasons, in which time he lifted three Premier League trophies and Chelsea’s first Champions League.

His arrival would be well received by the Chelsea fans, who booed their side and former manager off the pitch at Stamford Bridge during both their 2-0 defeat to Aston Villa and their 2-2 draw with Everton.

They are in action again this weekend as they take on Wolves at Molineux, looking to keep their fast-fading hopes of achieving European football next season alive. They also have a Champions League quarter-final against reigning Champions Real Madrid coming up later in the month.

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