Frank Lampard: Bookmakers predict early sack for Chelsea manager, rates Blues above United

New Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is expected to face a difficult spell at Stamford Bridge.claim bookmakers.

According to UK Sun report, the 41-year-old club legend, who penned a three-year deal at Stamford Bridge, has emerged joint favourite to be fired, when hostilities commence in the Premier League next season.

At the moment, Chelsea are facing a two-window transfer ban, suggesting Lampard should turn his focus on youngsters to achieve any meaningful success during the 2019-20 campaign.

Lampard returns to familiar terrain at Stamford Bridge after play-off defeat in his debut season in charge at Derby.

However, under Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, the England legend should expect the worse, even as bookies took notice of that in their odds while putting together the Premier League sack list.

At the last count, Lampard and Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, are leading the pack for sack and are priced at 6/1.

But the Blues enjoy odds-on favourite to finish above the Red Devils by the end of the season.

In addition, Swansea’s Graham Potter is 7/1 with Sheffield United’s Chris Wilder at 10/1 are not left out, but Lampard at 5/6 is expected to leave Chelsea job before May 17 next year – suggesting the bookmakers don’t expect the club legend to stay for long.

On the other hand, Lampard’s supporters have the opportunity to smile to the bank, with Chelsea rated 14/1 to lift the Premier League at the end of the season or 4/1 to claim any other big four trophies.

But to complete an unlikely double by winning both the league and FA Cup Chelsea get a 150/1 rating.

Earlier, we reported that Chelsea have named former midfielder Frank Lampard as manager and will replace ex-boss Maurizio Sarri on a three-year deal.

According to the club’s official website, the 41-year-old Lampard, will be joining from Championship side Derby County to assume managerial role at Stamford Bridge where he spent 13 years of his football career.

Lampard succeeds Maurizio Sarri, who left Stamford Bridge in June, to take charge of managerial duties at Italian champions Juventus.


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