There’s enough talent in this ridiculously built squad to fluke some good results before the end of the season. The Champions League is now their only chance of any success though – serial winners Real Madrid are not the club to face at this point.
Frank Lampard’s appointment as the interim further highlights Chelsea’s struggling position. Chuck the word “process” into the statement and all is well – that coming after abandoning the last process just six months in.
Lampard’s ability to fail upwards is actually at a point where you’ve got to weirdly admire it. After heroically taking Derby from 6th to 6th, Chelsea from 4th to 4th and Everton from 16th to 16th, he has the rare opportunity of leaving a team in a better place than he found it in.
His first game back at the helm ended in defeat at Wolves, a contest where they mustered up a few half decent chances to score but ultimately couldn’t convert. It was a low-event game which actually delivered a worse attacking display than recent ones under Graham Potter.