Roy Keane believes Frank Lampard might lose his job if he does not turn things around after their 3-1 defeat to Manchester City on Sunday.
lost 3-1 at home toManchester City
on Sunday and now the Blues are eighth in thePremier League
led his side to a fourth-placed finish and with spending £200 million in the summer on new players, more was expected of Lampard this season.
believes Lampard might lose his job if he does not turn things around.
"Frank will be concerned for what he saw today," Keane said. "Today you’re thinking with the attacking players, I thought they’d put up a performance, but there was a lack of energy.
"When you’re losing a game 3-0 and not putting a tackle in, it’s a huge concern. He’s got senior players out here, players who have won the World Cup, how they didn’t sort it out, making tackles, pulling people in, sitting in. That would be the big concern for me.
"Chelsea don’t give managers time. It’s in their DNA and history not to give them time.
“Frank always comes across well. I didn’t realize the word patience existed at Chelsea, particularly for managers.”
“I don’t think Frank’s going to get much time. There’s huge pressure this year, you have to give players time to settle coming from foreign countries," Keane added.
“Last year he had a free pass, but they’ve spent money and it brings added pressures, no matter who the manager is.
“Every team has injury problems, he’s got to get ready. When you start questioning work-rate and desire, no matter how good a team you are, you’re going to slip up.
“He’s new to it. He’s 42 years of age. Klopp came from Dortmund and won big prizes over there. He’s up against all these managers – [Carlo] Ancelotti, [Jose] Mourinho, Guardiola. These guys have got CVs behind them. He won’t get the time Klopp got."