The icon leaves Stamford Bridge having led the team in 83 matches from the managerial dugout with the club to appoint a new boss in due course
Frank Lampard is set to be sacked from his role as Chelsea manager, having guided the club for just over 18 months, following five defeats in the last eight games.
It comes just 24 hours after his 3-1 win over Luton Town in the FA Cup, but the club’s Premier League form has led to growing concerns.
The 42-year-old achieved a top-four finish last season which was deemed impressive having seen the club suffer a transfer ban in the summer that he joined.
However, this season Chelsea spent £220 million ($275m) on new signings to try and close the gap on Liverpool and Manchester City in recent seasons to win silverware.
It hasn’t worked, with Timo Werner and Kai Havertz suffering prolonged periods of poor form under their new manager while Chelsea’s performances as a team we’re increasingly getting worse.
Club chairman Bruce Buck watched on with technical and performance advisor Petr Cech as Leicester City ran out comfortable 2-0 winners against Lampard’s side in their most recent league fixture.
The loss to Brendan Rodgers’ men was just the latest of a series of defeats against the Premier League’s best teams, which recently included reverses against Manchester City and Arsenal.
Chelsea have only beaten West Ham of the top 11 clubs this season, while picking up the second-lowest number of points at this stage of a season since Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003.
Lampard earned 1.67 points per match in the league, which is the lowest of any manager appointed since Abramovich bought Chelsea.
Rodgers is among the names being touted to replace Lampard at Chelsea but he has a long-term contract at the King Power Stadium and has strained his relationship with his former club in the past. Therefore, he is unlikely to come to west London.
Courtesy; The Goal