Chelsea have parted ways with head coach Frank Lampard, less than 24 hours after FA Cup win over Luton. The sacking was imminent as the Blues have won just two of their previous eight league fixtures, following the 2-0 defeat to Leicester City last Tuesday. The club is languishing in ninth position, eleven points behind league-leaders Manchester United.
Lampard, who is the club’s all-time record goal-scorer, had been in charge of Chelsea since July 2019. Chelsea finished fourth in the league and reached the FA Cup final, where they lost to Arsenal, in Lampard’s first season in-charge of the club.
Expectations were high as the Blues spent over £200 million in the summer, with high-profile signings like Kai Havertz and Timo Werner joining the club.
However, Lampard struggled to mould a team with the new signings and his lack of experience in top-level management was evident throughout his tenure. Reports suggest Lampard lost the dressing room, which ultimately cost his job.
London barber trolls Lampard
Cristian David Gómez, who runs the Fulham-based barbershop ‘Don Bigote’, took to social media to express his satisfaction after Lampard was sacked by Chelsea.
Blues players like Timo Werner, club-captain Cesar Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Kai Havertz, Emerson and Olivier Giroud are regular customers at Don Bigote.
The hairdresser posted a photo of an article on the Daily Mail website, titled “Frank Lampard will be SACKED by Chelsea today…”, as his Instagram story. He even captioned the story with a “Finally” GIF, displaying his pleasure upon Lampard’s sacking.
Did Drinkwater mock Lampard?
Chelsea fans were not happy as Danny Drinkwater celebrating the news about Lampard’s sacking and he was slammed massively on social media.
Few hours before Chelsea announced Lampard’s departure after a series of poor results, the Chelsea outcast posted an Instagram story, a photo where he is doing a knee-slide celebration after scoring a goal from his playing days at Leicester City.
Drinkwater later deleted that story and put a new one, explaining he did not hear about the news before he posted it. He posted the original story because he miss playing football.
Furthermore, he said Lampard was a player he looked up hugely, clearing any doubts of him supporting Lampard’s sacking. Was it intentionally or just a coincident?