The challenging season for the London club continues to be very eventful. Recently, the traditional English club announced Graham Potter’s departure. Without letting the bench cool down, Frank Lampard was announced as the new Chelsea coach.
It has not been an easy season for Chelsea. With less than a year since its purchase by new investors, the team is going through yet another change of coaches. It has been many years since the Blues have faced such an uncomfortable situation in their locker rooms, in fact, more than two decades.
This will be Frank Lampard’s second stint as the new Chelsea coach. In his first tenure, the idol showed good work initially, but saw his team oscillate a lot. As a result, the team’s performance did not go beyond 60%. Lampard led the team in 141 games, with 70 victories, 30 draws, and 41 defeats.
Thus, the London team is on par with the 2022 season of Athletico Paranaense, the team that changed coaches the most in the Brasileirão. With this, Frank Lampard is the third coach to lead the London team this season. According to English newspapers, this is another attempt by the club’s leaders to try to save the season in the Premier League.
For the Paraná team, the coaching change resulted in good results. Athletico took a big leap in the Brasileirão table and also reached the Libertadores final. However, for Atlético Mineiro, the result was not as good. The team that was in 3rd place in the Brasileirão finished the competition outside the direct spots for the most important South American tournament after several coaching changes.
What are the plans for Chelsea at the end of this season with Frank Lampard?
The giant English club is having a season far below expectations, especially after so much investment. Thus, with 9 rounds remaining in the Premier League season, Chelsea is in 11th place with 39 points. Aston Villa with 44 points is the closest club in the race for European tournaments, namely the Conference League.
The other alternative, more difficult, is for Chelsea to win the Champions League to secure a spot in the 2023/24 competition. However, the Blues will face the all-powerful Real Madrid in the quarterfinals. The first leg of this decisive match is scheduled for next Wednesday (04/12) at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid.
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