Frank Lampard could be in for a long summer. It’s becoming clear that the gap between the truly exceptional teams and everyone else is getting massive with each passing season. As Chelsea found out midweek against Bayern Munich. In hypothesis, the tie isn’t over but it might as well be. It’s impossible to see Chelsea going to Munich and getting the success needed to get them through.

A loss like this will often bring out the supporters who want to see the manager get fired and demand total shift. But you do have to question if sacking Frank Lampard would be a smart move.

Lampard had to supervise a huge rebuild. Without being eligible to sign players in the Summer. So you could even claim he had overachieved. But a humbling outcome does exhibit how far he has to go.

Frank Lampard could be sacked as early as next month, according to former Arsenal cult icon, Perry Groves. Lampard became Chelsea boss last summer. Replacing Maurizio Sarri. The legendary Chelsea midfielder took the role after just one season of first-team supervision at Championship side Derby County. Chelsea presently sit fourth in the Premier League table. A poor run of form has seen their ambitions of UCL qualification hang in the balance.

Lampard’s side has won just three of their last 11 league matches. Chelsea’s home form has been the most shocking. Winning just five of their 13 games at Stamford Bridge and bagging just 16 goals.

Groves thinks if results don’t go Lampard’s direction, he could be axed after the game with Everton on March 8. Chelsea manager Frank Lampard must bother about Marina Granovskaia more than owner Roman Abramovich. After a transfer conflict between the duo last month, says expert Duncan Castles.

Lampard and Granovskaia had a dispute in January over potential new signings. Lampard wanted to bring new players into the team but Chelsea finished the window having failed to spend a penny. Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has earned a reputation of sacking managers when form starts to plummet on the pitch.

Lampard’s side is still in a qualification position for next season’s UCL. Though their Premier League form has also dipped since the turn of the year.