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Roman Abramovich has been put off Max Allegri as Chelsea's next manager

Max Allegri is unlikely to be the new Chelsea boss with Roman Abramovich having been put off the Italian. Allegri has been out of work for over a year, leaving Juventus in the summer of 2019. He won five consecutive Serie A titles while in Turin, also lifting the Coppa Italia on four occasions. Though the 53-year-old is not believed to be high on Abramovich’s wish-list with Frank Lampard having

Chelsea fans spot parting dig at Frank Lampard in sacking statement

Chelsea supporters have spotted a parting dig at Frank Lampard in the club’s official statement. Lampard has left Stamford Bridge after 18 months in the dugout having agreed a three-year deal back in 2019, winning 44 of his 84 matches in charge. Despite their progression in both the Champions League and the FA Cup, five defeats in their last eight Premier League outings have proved too much for Roman Abramovich.

Chelsea fans call Kepa Arrizabalaga "totally s***" after howler on return

Don’t wait 30 years – sign up for our daily football email newsletter today! Chelsea fans have dubbed goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga "totally s***" after his howler in the FA Cup clash with Luton. The Blues went into the break of the fourth-round tie without a clean sheet, with the Championship side grabbing a goal to be 2-1 behind. With Tammy Abraham grabbing two in the first 20 minutes, full-back James

Chelsea urged to follow Man Utd example as Frank Lampard fights for his job

Chelsea have been urged to stick by Frank Lampard in the hope he can repeat the turnaround performed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Blues lost at Leicester in midweek which resigned them to a fifth reverse in their last eight games. Lampard has seen his side slip out of title contention and knows all to well that owner Roman Abramovich lacks patience. The Russians sanctioned over £200m on player transfers

Abramovich's stance on appointing Rodgers as Chelsea lose to Leicester

Don’t wait 30 years – sign up for our daily football email newsletter today! Chelsea 's 2-0 defeat to Leicester on Tuesday leaves the Blues in eighth place in the Premier League and piles more pressure on manager Frank Lampard. His side have been in a poor run of form in the league, managing just two wins in their last eight games, and speculation has been rife that Lampard could

Chelsea board issue demands to under-fire Frank Lampard amid mounting pressure

Frank Lampard is expected to reach the top four this season as doubts grow about his future as Chelsea boss. The Chelsea hierarchy want to give under-pressure Lampard time to turn the club’s fortunes around and do not want to make a panic decision mid-season. Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl, RB Leipzig’s Julian Nagelsmann and Thomas Tuchel will be seen as potential replacements while ex-Juventus boss Max Allegri has admitted he

Chelsea make Lampard decision after assessing alternatives if they sacked boss

Don’t wait 30 years – sign up for our daily football email newsletter today! Frank Lampard looks set to get more time to turn things around at Chelsea despite growing doubts about his management. Tuesday night’s disappointing defeat to Leicester has heaped the pressure on Lampard, with increasing unrest behind the scenes. But there is an acceptance at Stamford Bridge that the club would be forced to appoint a caretaker

Lampard discusses Scott Parker 'satisfaction' hope and Avram Grant speculation

The ‘fight’ in Scott Parker marked him out as a future ­manager, according to his former ­team-mate Frank Lampard. Fulham boss Parker is facing the ­biggest battle of his life to keep Chelsea's west London rivals in the Premier League. Parker and Lampard were ­colleagues for club and country, while they have also spent time together on holiday. But Blues manager Lampard admits that sometimes it can be more ­satisfying

Lampard forced to dismiss comparisons between Timo Werner and Fernando Torres

Frank Lampard has been forced to play down comparisons between misfiring striker Timo Werner and former Chelsea flop Fernando Torres. Both forwards arrived at Stamford Bridge for a similar fee, with Torres coming from Liverpool back in 2011 for £50million. The Spaniard had been a huge hit at Anfield, but never reproduced the same form in a blue shirt during his four-and-a-half year stay. Despite his troubles, Torres still added

Chelsea finally sell longest serving player after three appearances in 9 years

Chelsea have finally sold their longest serving player Lucas Piazon after seven loan spells and three appearances in nine years. The Brazilian winger has completed a permanent switch to Portuguese club Braga a decade after arriving at Stamford Bridge. Piazon, 26, was signed from Sao Paolo B for £6.75million in January 2012, after reportedly turning down Juventus. At the time, Chelsea were being managed by Andre Villas-Boas, and have had