Andriy Shevchenko and Brendan Rodgers are among the names as candidates to replace Frank Lampard.
is under increasing pressure after their 3-1 loss toManchester City
which was their fourth defeat in six games.
Chelsea are now ninth in thePremier League
table and although they are only three points behind the top four, it was the worst record of any manager since Roman Abramovich bought the club.
There have been reports of the potential candidates as the replacements including
, who was dismissed by Paris Saint-Germain on Christmas Eve, Leicester boss
, former Juventus coach
, and former Chelsea striker
, who is currently in charge of the Ukraine national team.
However, Lampard will be given time to turn things around and his first chance is the game against League Two side Morecambe in the FA Cup on Sunday and their next Premier League game is against Fulham on January 15.