Chelsea fans and Frank Lampard dished up painful reminder of woes, says ex-player
Chelsea fans and Frank Lampard alike have been dished up a painful reminder about the club’s poor form this season, says former Blues player Pat Nevin.
The Blues legendary midfielder appeared on Sky Sports and naturally was called into action to say what he made of his old side’s atrocious form this term.
The midfielder diplomatically said he was surprised by the Blues troubles, which he says will be hurting Jose Mourinho, while he also hardly pulled up any trees by saying they will not win the league this season.
Chelsea have lost seven games already this term with accusations of in-fighting and player mutiny, as well as FA sanctions being dished out to Mourinho.
Mourinho has been under attack from all angles, ranging from unhappiness at how he treated club doctor Eva Carneiro to his singling out of players, including Nemanja Matic, John Terry and Eden Hazard.
Lampard naturally played it all down but Nevin says it was a baptism of fire for the former star, while saying the sight of him must have been a reminder to fans of what they are missing at the moment.
“I noticed, as many did, that Frank Lampard was discussing it on UK TV. First of all I felt sorry for him that in his new role, right away, he has to try to deal with his beloved Chelsea’s bad run,” said Nevin according to the Express.
“He had his own thoughts, but subliminally there must have been Chelsea supporters watching who were thinking, ‘now if we had a player who was world-class at arriving late in the danger area, we would probably still be in and around the top four right now, somebody like er…Frank Lampard was.’”