Thomas Tuchel Set To Take Over At Chelsea

Thomas Tuchel Set To Take Over At Chelsea

Their loss to Leicester also saw Chelsea slip down to 9 place in the Premier League table, a staggering 11 points adrift of 1st placed Manchester United.

"On behalf of everyone at the Club, the Board and personally, I would like to thank Frank for his as Head Coach and wish him every success in the future".

Frank Lampard's side will play another Championship club in the next round when they make the trip to Barnsley, who beat Norwich City 1-0 on Saturday.

High-profile coaches German Thomas Tuchel and Italian Massimiliano Allegri are now out of work and understood to be keen on the post. "I am grateful to now be part of the Chelsea family - it feels awesome!"

"Reports that Frank Lampard will be sacked by Chelsea today", former England global Gary Lineker said on Twitter shortly before the announcement. The 21-year-old has started just one of Chelsea's past six league games, with Lampard instead putting his faith in a product of the club's youth academy, Mason Mount.

But Lampard has repeated his point that tough moments are inevitable with such a young new-look team, with only Aston Villa, Wolves and Fulham naming a younger team in the Premier League on average this term.

After a 17-match unbeaten run earlier this season, Chelsea's form suffered a drop.

Thomas Tuchel with Neymar
Thomas Tuchel with Neymar

The Blues legend is to be quickly replaced as, according to Sky Deutschland, Tuchel will take over at Stamford Bridge. Against the odds made top four last season and qualified impressively to the knockout stages of the Champions League this season. And I'm not just talking about me I'm talking about the players now, because at the minute we know we're not firing.

The report states that there was tension between Lampard and the Chelsea hierarchy, particularly director Marina Granovskaia, who effectively runs the club for Roman Abramovich.

"I know the modern world has moved on with social media there are eyes all over the world". They're obviously huge supporters of this club and I was very appreciative.

Lampard will surely have his say on what went wrong in due course.

"I'd love to see Frank Lampard at Celtic", Bent said on talkSPORT.

"As a Chelsea fan growing up I've always looked up to you, idolised you". Lampard and Given worked together at Derby.

The German only became available a month ago when he left PSG, less than five months after taking them to the Champions League final, which they lost to Bayern Munich.

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