Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has said that the club should stick with manager Jose Mourinho, but a change in form is desperately needed.
The 52-year old is under severe pressure at Stamford Bridge, the Blues losing their sixth league game out of their opening 11 last Saturday, after crashing out of the League Cup four days earlier.
However, 37-year old Lampard has urged Roman Abramovich and the Chelsea board to retain the Portuguese’s services, but has said that form has to change if the club are to keep winning:
“I think they should stick with him but results certainly need to change now,” Lampard told Sky Sports.
“Chelsea is a unique club. We all know the structure of the club and there’s such a desire to win and a pressure. The owner, the board, the directors have taken decisions to win.
“We can’t complain as Chelsea people. We’ve had a lot of managers and it might look messy written down but we’ve got a lot of Premier League titles and the Champions League when the club was probably at it’s messiest.
“What has been said over the past two or three years the club wants stability and a longer game.
“How important is stability? If you’re getting results I suppose you’re not that concerned. Manchester United was the ideal with Sir Alex Ferguson being there, the great Liverpool managers of the past again was the perfect ideal.
“I think it makes sense, you want to see a manager staying and a club successful. You want to see young players coming through to the team.
“That’s the intriguing thing at the moment to see if they stick with [Mourinho]. He has got the best record Chelsea have had as a manager, he’s a proven world class manager.”