Yesterday Chelsea sacked Frank Lampard, as a lifelong fan seeing a club legend leaving the club was devastating. However, fans are split on whether it was the right decision
The initial reaction of this blog is anger and disappointment and that his sacking was premature. However, this Twitter poll shows that not everyone agrees
Was Roman right to sack Frank Lampard?#chelseafc #lampardsacked #chelsea
— FamousCFC (@Famous_CFC) January 25, 2021
Whilst half of fans think this was the wrong decision nearly one in three have taken the short-term view that led to the club unceremoniously dumping a club legend whose new signings were not performing.
A Manager Of Hope and Excitement
Lampard is an icon who had brought optimism and excitement back to Stamford Bridge. We were able to get behind a club legend who blooded youth for the first time in decades. Unfortunately, the transition and signings after the end of the transfer ban has had mixed results.
The sacking of Lampard can be partially placed on the heads of the players who have gone from heroes at the start of December to clueless and lifeless over the Christmas period.
The new signings Werner, Havertz and others who have struggled to adapt to the Premier League are particularly culpable to the exit of Lampard.
No Chance To Say Goodbye
The problem with no fans at games is that we have not been able to properly vocalise our support for Frank.
This must have made the optics and decision making to fire him easier for Roman. An owner that has given so much but has again broken our hearts with ruthless treatment of a player that fans love.
Lampard the only permanent Chelsea manager since 2004 to get the Club Statement hat-trick, which I think is a #classytouch pic.twitter.com/q7Ol3L52HN
— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) January 25, 2021
The fans will of course keep supporting the team but this decision is going to sting for quite a bit.
Thanks for your service Frank and we hope to have you back at the Bridge one day.