Date: 10th July 2019 at 7:07am
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Sacking manager is Chelsea’s thing is it not? The constant swapping of managers is something that has been synonymous with Chelsea since Roman Abramovich took over in 2003. Chelsea have had 14 different managers in the 16 years Abramovich has been Chelsea manager, with Frank Lampard the latest to join the club.

What’s being said

However, ex-Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola reckons the club were too quick to get rid of former manager Maurizio Sarri, who left the club for Juventus.

He said: “I think the best of Maurizio’s work comes not in the first year but more from the second year onwards.”

“It’s a pity because I think it would have been good for the club if Maurizio stayed and it would have been good for Maurizio as well.” (Source: talkSPORT)

He’s right you know

Death, taxes and managerial change at Chelsea seem to be the only three guarantees in life. However, Zola was spot on with his assessment of Chelsea hiring Lampard and getting rid of Sarri. Chelsea would have been better off keeping Sarri rather than making another change.

The likelihood is Lampard takes a number of months to implement his style of play at the club. As shown with Sarri, who is a far more experienced manager than the 41-year-old, implementing a style of play takes longer than you expect.

Chelsea ended the season with just one win in five Premier League games, showing that ‘Sarriball‘ wasn’t even implemented fully despite Sarri managing for a full season at the club.

Chelsea have taken a huge gamble by opting for change once again. It will be interesting to see just how long the Chelsea squad take to Lampard’s style of football, after barely adjusting to ‘Sarriball’.


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