A week has only been passed in the Premier League and the talks for Frank Lampard’s future have already started. Like his predecessors, Conte and Sarri, Lampard would find it difficult to seal his Manager’s spot for more than an year even after being a former Chelsea player.
Chelsea were as dull as moon in their first game against Manchester United but did show glimpses of sunshine in Lampard’s second game incharge and the final of Super Cup against Liverpool.
Talking about the absence of Eden Hazard, former Chelsea midfielder Petit said that the Blues are missing their Belgian stark and would be meek without him.
The Frenchman told Paddy Power: “They have to win it, it’s so important for the players and their confidence but also for Lampard’s confidence too.
“After United I believe the players were thinking about what a big loss Eden Hazard is, and how they would compete without replacing him.
“But after the Super Cup and a win against Leicester can turn that confidence around, they have a quality team with quality players and Lampard is using youth too which is good to see.
“Jorginho had by far his best game in a Chelsea shirt since he arrived and to do well those performances need to be kept up.
“Failure to beat Leicester will mean people will start asking questions of Lampard, it will put much more pressure on him and on the players and questions will be on the table about whether Lampard is right for the job.”
That in turn puts more stress in the dressing room and more trouble for the manager.
“The pressure will be so huge on their shoulders if they don’t get the result, so they have to start well and win convincingly.
“It’ll buy them time to work on the team and bring back confidence, but after the Liverpool game I would say they have good reason to believe they will win.
“If they keep playing like that, they will win games and that’s a fact.
“For me, they have the players to do well in the Premier League this season, they will be one of the teams to beat – though I can’t say the same for the Champions League.”
The Blues have surely rejuvenated themselves and have gotten over the loss of Eden Hazard. And if every player steps up like Jorginho did, it will be less than a summer that London is Blue again.