Chelsea should NOT sack Frank Lampard say fans but believe Tuchel should take over if Abramovich gives legend the boot
CHELSEA fans do not want Frank Lampard sacked – but think Thomas Tuchel should replace him if Roman Abramovich gets rid.
The Blues boss is under pressure having won just one of his past five Premier League matches.
After Chelsea were beaten 3-1 at home by Manchester City on January 3, Lampard admitted to 'feeling the heat'.
The West Londoners slipped to eighth and are without a win since they beat West Ham 3-0 on December 21.
And the pressure is ramping up on club legend Lampard who splashed more than £220million on six new players last year — including £48m struggling striker Timo Werner.
But Blues fans told SunSport they are sticking by their legendary former midfielder in a poll conducted on Monday.
To the question 'Should Chelsea sack Lampard?', 43 per cent of Blues supporters answered 'Yes, going backwards'.
But 57 per cent were keen on their boss to stay answering 'No, give him time'.
However, Chelsea have had ten managers in 12 years and Roman Abramovich is not known for his patience with the men in the dugout.
So SunSport also gauged who Blues fans want in if Lampard – the bookies' favourite to be next Prem boss to get the boot – is axed.
It was a close run thing but Tuchel – who was recently sacked by PSG – just nicked it with 29 percent of the vote.
He narrowly beat RB Leipzig gaffer Julian Nagelsmann who was just two per cent behind on 27.
And Max Allegri and Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers came in third and fourth respectively with 23 and 21 per cent.
Rodgers is the favourite with the bookies to get the Blues job should Lampard be relieved of his duties.
Speaking after the City defeat, Lampard said: “I will always feel the heat.
“I felt the heat when we were on our good run because I know that around the corner can be the negative.
“And we are not a team that has been churning out results and has got to the level of Liverpool or Man City.
“It is my job to focus on working on the players, not what the people above are thinking — that would just distract me and I can’t do it.
“We went 16 games unbeaten and a month ago everyone was asking me about where we can go, where am I going to go, where’s the new contract?
“Now people will be saying the opposite — I can’t control that. The pressure remains constant in this job and you know in tough moments that will be there.”
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