Norwich sacking Daniel Farke after Leeds loss could be good for Chelsea and Thomas Tuchel

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Norwich chiefs may be wondering if they are right to stick with manager Daniel Farke as their search for a Premier League win continues. The Canaries were beaten 2-1 at home by Leeds United on Sunday afternoon and some fans have been calling for Farke’s head having gone 10 games this term without a victory.

Farke led his side to the Championship title last season as Norwich won 29 games to finish top of the pile with 97 points.

But their performances in the Premier League have been egregious and they have already suffered a string of humiliations this season.

The side were beaten 3-0 by Liverpool on the opening weekend of the campaign, before being thrashed 5-0 by Manchester City in their next game.

And last weekend they suffered the ignominy of being thumped 7-0 by league leaders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Farke is clearly under pressure and if he were to depart East Anglia, it may actually be a good thing for Blues boss Thomas Tuchel.

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Tuchel sanctioned a loan move for Billy Gilmour to join the Canaries this summer after his rise to prominence in west London.

The 20-year-old was handed his Premier League debut by Frank Lampard in 2019 and went on to appear in the top-flight under Tuchel three times towards the end of the last campaign.

Gilmour started Norwich’s first three league games of this season, but has only featured once in the top-flight under Farke since then.

The Norwich boss has relegated the midfielder to the bench for five of his side’s matches and the player hasn’t even made it onto the pitch in those games.

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Tuchel will patently want the youngster to be playing games in the Premier League to gain valuable experience against some of the best players in the world.

And Gilmour may only get that game time if Farke were to depart and Norwich appointed a new boss.

Despite his side’s dismal showings this term, Farke has been backed to keep his job by his team’s sporting director Stuart Webber.

“Daniel and the guys have been here for about 210 matches,” Webber recently said.

“And we’ve had bad spells, and we’ve had incredibly good spells within that. And I think as a club, it’s important that we stay level and we understand the bigger picture.

“It’s about supporting and being together and trying to get through this not finger pointing or putting a game on people.

“We can’t be setting targets that someone’s got a game left or two games left, 10 games left, a season left, two seasons left.

“We are fully committed to Daniel – that’s why we gave him a four-year contract in the summer. The work he’s done at this club has been beyond incredible.

“To be questioning Daniel, at this point, I think would be incredibly unfair.”

But if Farke does end up departing, Chelsea may be big benefactors if Gilmour finds his way back into the side.

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