CHELSEA legend Frank Lampard has emerged as the early favourite to replace Maurizio Sarri. The Italian boss, 60, admitted his job is on the line after Sunday’s devastating 6-0 defeat to Manchester City. And bookmakers have named the Derby County man

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard favourite to become new boss with Sarri fighting to keep job after Man City humiliation

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CHELSEA legend Frank Lampard has emerged as the early favourite to replace Maurizio Sarri.

The Italian boss, 60, admitted his job is on the line after Sunday's devastating 6-0 defeat to Manchester City.

 Frank Lampard spent 13 years playing for Chelsea throughout his career

And bookmakers have named the Derby County manager at Stamford Bridge legend as the most likely candidate to become the next permanent boss.

Zinedine Zidane, Gianfranco Zola, Diego Simeone, Brendan Rodgers and Jose Mourinho are all also in the running.

But Lampard, who spent 13 years playing for the Blues, is the favourite with 2/1 odds.

The legendary England international, 40, has made an encouraging start to his managerial career with the Rams this season.

 Sunday's defeat to Manchester City piled the pressure on Maurizio Sarri

He has guided his side to seventh in the Championship, with 14 wins and eight draws from 30 matches.

And he received a warm welcome from the home fans when he returned to Stamford Bridge with Derby earlier this season.

His side came close to causing a huge upset, but the Blues won 3-2 after two own goals and a strike from Cesc Fabregas.

Sarri fuelled speculation that his days are numbered at Chelsea after his side were thrashed at the Etihad.


Chelsea's next manager odds

  • Frank Lampard 2/1
  • Zinedine Zidane 7/1
  • Gianfranco Zola 8/1
  • Diego Simeone 12/1
  • Jose Mourinho 12/1
  • Brendan Rodgers 12/1
  • Massimiliano Allegri 12/1
  • Nuno Espirito Santo 12/1
  • Didier Deschamps 16/1
  • Luis Enrique 16/1
  • Guus Hiddink 16/1

According to oddschecker.

 Frank Lampard has achieved legendary status at Stamford Bridge

When asked if he feared the sack, he said: "I don't know. You have to ask the club.

"I am worried about my team, I'm worried about the performance. But my job is always at risk."

And he took a cheeky swipe at club owner Roman Abramovich for not getting in touch with him.

He said: "If the president calls, I'll be happy, seeing as I never hear from him. To be honest, I don't know what to expect.

"I didn't see my football. At the beginning of the season it worked. Now we need to understand the reasons why it isn't working. It is not easy."

 Maurizio Sarri admitted his job is on the line after a poor run of results
Paul Clement suggests Maurizio Sarri could be sacked at Chelsea as Roman Abramovich 'will not accept' bad performances

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Chelsea legend Frank Lampard favourite to become new boss with Sarri fighting to keep job after Man City humiliation

Gilberto Silva says Torreira is not the holding midfielder Arsenal have been looking for

GILBERTO SILVA does not believe Lucas Torreira is the holding midfielder Arsenal have been crying out for.

The Gunners legend, 42, left the club in 2008 and has never truly been replaced.

 According to Gilberto Silva, Lucas Torreira is not the player Arsenal are desperately in need of contrary to popular belief
 Silva became an Arsenal legend after bossing the midfield during his six years at the club

Many Arsenal fans and pundits reckon Torreira is the man to be the terrier in midfield at the Emirates for years to come.

Silva, though, does not think he compares with the likes of Premier League winners N'Golo Kante and Fernandinho.

He told talkSPORT: "Arsenal in the last few years have tried to find a player for this position, which is not so easy nowadays because football has changed a lot.

"I have seen so many clubs play without this holding midfielder. At some point, it became not so important but then teams started to realise this player is important to the structure of the defensive part of the team.

 Silva reckons Chelsea's N'Golo Kante and Fernandinho at Manchester City are better holding midfielders

"Now we have Kante - but he is out of position. I prefer him to be in the centre. At City, Fernandinho.

"Arsenal bought Torreira but the first season is quite hard for him. I don't know if Arsenal have found the player to be the holding midfielder yet.

"I don't think so, when I see their games compared to the other teams, when you compare to Fernandinho and Kante, I don't see the same style of players."

Silva was a crucial member of Arsene Wenger's teams between his arrival from Atletico Mineiro in 2002 and when he left the club for Panathinaikos six years later.

 The Brazilian made 170 Premier League appearances for the Gunners between 2002 and 2008
Lucas Torreira scores a stunning overhead kick winner against Huddersfield

He scored 17 goals in his 170 Premier League appearances but it was his ability to break up oppositions' attacks and win the ball back that has been so sorely missed ever since.

Torreira, 23, signed last summer for £27million and has featured in all 26 league games this season.

His tenacity and energy has made him a fan favourite at the Emirates but Silva is cautious not to get carried away too quickly.

Bamba’s wife’s hilarious response after Cardiff ace’s joke about fan hugging harder than she ever did following dramatic Saints win

SOL BAMBA has gone from hero to zero after getting himself in the doghouse following Cardiff's win over Southampton.

The Ivorian defender, 34, stabbed home the Bluebirds' opener and raced straight to the away end - hugging the first fan to reach him.

 Sol Bamba ended up breaking Noah Bushby's glasses and annoying his wife Chloe while celebrating against Southampton

Noah Bushby was the lucky man and tweeted Bamba after the game insisting it was worth breaking his glasses to celebrate with the popular ace.

Bamba replied: "Sorry for your glasses big man, you hugged me way harder than my wife ever did!"

His tweet went down a storm, until wife Chloe got involved, tweeting: "WTAF. Just u wait".

Cardiff fans are well aware that Bamba's better half is known for having a laugh on Twitter, with the celebrations of last season's promotion a particular highlight.

 Sol Bamba is a fan favourite at Cardiff after helping them get promoted and is playing  his part in the relegation fight too
 Sol Bamba's wife Chloe loves to have a laugh with fans on social media

But just to be sure, the centre-back said he was sorry as he headed home from a crucial win.

Victory saw Cardiff move above Southampton and out of the relegation zone as Kenneth Zohore scored a dramatic injury-time winner.

 Noah Bushby shows off his broken glasses after win at Southampton
 Chloe Bamba joked her hubby was in trouble when he got home
 Sol and Chloe Bamba have been enjoying life since he joined Cardiff on a free
Southampton 1-2 Cardiff: Kenneth Zohore scores the winner in emotional match at St Mary's

The Danish striker - who has looked sharp in recent games off the bench - roared "I'm back" after his strike.

And Bluebirds fans will hope he is right as an in-form Zohore could be the difference between relegation and staying up.

CEO Ken Choo has already promised to buy Bushby a new pair of glasses in a move that was applauded by supporters.

 

 

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