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."

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