Chelsea’s Next 6 Fixtures After Wolves Defeat Has Fans Joking Lampard Could Be Sacked

Chelsea’s Next 6 Fixtures After Wolves Defeat Has Fans Joking Lampard Could Be Sacked

Fred Kennedy
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:30 PM
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  • Chelsea are set for a busy fixture schedule in the next few weeks that will see them play Real Madrid, Arsenal and Man United
  • The Blues are also in line to face high-flying Premier League sides Brighton and Brentford
  • Frank Lampard will be in charge of those matches, having been appointed caretaker boss for the remainder of the season

Fans have jokingly suggested Frank Lampard could be sacked before the end of the season after taking a look at Chelsea's next six fixtures.

Lampard made a sensational return to Stamford Bridge mid-last week as caretaker boss to replace Graham Potter, who was sacked after a disastrous run of form.

His return came barely two years after he himself was axed at the club as manager, with Thomas Tuchel taking his place.

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Frank Lampard looks dejected following his team's defeat in the Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge in 2021. Photo by Marc Atkins.
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Lampard's immediate assignment is to lead Chelsea to a higher finish in the Premier League standings and possibly help them win an unprecedented Champions League.

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The legendary midfielder had a return to forget on Saturday after he led the Blues to a 1-0 shock defeat against Wolves in the Premier League.

Fans joke Lampard could be sacked

However, a deeper look at Chelsea's next six fixtures suggests Lampard is not about to catch a break.

According to ESPN, the schedule includes a two-legged Champions League quarter-final clash against Real Madrid and Premier League meetings against rivals Man United and Arsenal.

Chelsea are set to return to action on Wednesday night, April 12, to face Real in the first leg of that tie at Santago Bernabeu.

The Blues will then face high-flying Brighton the following weekend at Stamford Bridge before hosting Real in the return leg of the UCL on Tuesday, April 18.

The West Londoners would have played Man United at Old Trafford the following weekend, but the fixture has since been postponed.

However, that is not enough to allow Chelsea have a break as they are scheduled to play Brentford, another high-flying Premier League side eyeing a European football spot.

A tricky trip to the Emirates Stadium to face title favourites Arsenal will then follow at the end of April.

Chelsea's upcoming busy schedule has seen some fans jokingly suggest Lampard could be sacked before the end of the season.

One posted:

"Chelsea are sacking another two managers in that timespan."

A second tweeted:

"We may be battling relegation soon."

Another added:

"Not a fun time to be a Chelsea fan."

A fourth joked:

"Lampard will be relieved of the job again."

Chelsea fans want Lampard sacked

Sports Brief also reported on Chelsea fans’ reaction to Frank Lampard’s first game in charge, with a section of them already demanding the sacking of the boss.

Majority of the fans were adamant Lampard’s shortcomings in his first stint as Chelsea manager would come back to haunt them once again in their remaining games.

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