Frank Lampard's horror managerial record revealed as Chelsea boss loses FIFTH straight Blues game | The Sun
FRANK LAMPARD'S shocking managerial record has been revealed.
The Blues caretaker manager fell to a FIFTH defeat in as many games as Chelsea slid further into the bottom half.
Following the 2-0 defeat to Brentford, it has now been revealed Lampard has won JUST ONE of his last 19 games as a manager.
Furthermore, each of his last nine games have ended in defeat.
This includes his spell at Everton earlier in the season, a position he left with the Toffees only off the bottom on goal difference.
Indeed, the 23 league games he has managed this season have yielded just three wins.
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This means the 44-year-old has a win rate of just 13 per cent this season.
However, Lampard launched a bullish defence of his flops after boos from the Stamford Bridge faithful.
He said: "I won’t sit here and bemoan the players. I feel the opposite for the players tonight.
"We controlled the game and created more chances. With 20 per cent more confidence we win the game, probably.
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"No disrespect to Brentford. Normally we win the game, we don’t because of the moment we’re in.
“I’m not concerned about what people on the outside are thinking. They don’t understand the conditions you are working in.
"Two of those games have been against Real Madrid. Brentford won at Man City earlier this season.
“If you’re a Chelsea fan you’re used to 20 years of success and you want more. I’ve no problem with fans booing.
"I will defend the players because I know they are young players who want to do well. Is there an issue with confidence and the balance of the squad? Yeah.
“They performed like they wanted to win. Are we dynamic enough in the final third no?"
This issue has been compounded by the fact Chelsea have scored just once under Lampard.
They are also among the Premier League's lowest scorers, with only Southampton, Everton, Nottingham Forest and Wolves having scored fewer goals.
Lampard continued: "Is there an issue with confidence in the squad? Yes. Those things won’t change overnight. I’m just supporting them.
"I understand the fans booing, they want us to win. when we win they cheer. When we lose I understand they’re disappointed.”
“We had a foothold in the game but Brentford always turn you round with corners and throw-ins and the goal came from that.
“In the second half we were more dynamic and created more chances on the counter attack. It wasn’t an application thing.
“We have to keep working and fighting to create opps to score goals. Two things, maybe aren’t goals in the team and when you’re low on confidence.
"Maybe a fresh Auba scores those goals… but it’s a clear issue with the squad that’s why we haven’t scored enough goals for a team like Chelsea.
“The only way out of it is work. There is clearly a confidence problem and you can see that in the players’ faces.
"The players aren’t bemoaning each other at the moment. I came here for a reason because the results are not what they want.
"I took it on knowing the jeopardy and I’m proud to be here."
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The latest result leaves Chelsea down in 11th, now six points behind 10th place Fulham.
In the meantime, Mauricio Pochettino has reportedly reached a verbal agreement to take over as the club's next permanent boss.
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