It’s here. The news we all knew was coming but were never really sure when. Frank Lampard is going to be sacked by Chelsea.
Spending £200m in the summer to assemble a star-studded array of talent only increased the pressure on Lampard, who has failed to live up to expectations this year. The Blues have tumbled down to ninth in the Premier League, and enough seems to be enough.
It’s a bittersweet moment for Chelsea fans, many of whom still see Lampard as one of the club’s all-time great midfielders. This is their all-time top goalscorer. Nobody wanted to steer Chelsea to glory more than him.
However, even the man known as ‘Super Frank’ was not safe from the wrath of owner Roman Abramovich, who has demanded more for his heavy spending spree in the summer.
As you can imagine, Twitter was a mess.
However, while this might be a bittersweet day for Chelsea fans, the same cannot be said for rival supporters.
Twitter soon became flooded with fans taking the chance to poke some fun at Lampard’s dismissal, and if we’re being honest, they’re pretty funny.
Chelsea didn’t have too many options to choose from in terms of replacements. Thomas Tuchel and Massimiliano Allegri are both available, while former interim boss Rafa Benitez just left Dalian Professional.
However, it’s expected that Tuchel will be the man in the dugout at Stamford Bridge in the near future, with Chelsea close to inking an agreement with the German.
News of his imminent move to Chelsea comes one month and one day after Tuchel was sacked by PSG, and it’s one which has definitely left Twitter divided.