Frank Lampard is in danger of losing his job imminently following the club’s 2-0 defeat at Leicester on Tuesday evening.
The loss – Chelsea’s fifth in eight Premier League matches – saw Lampard’s side slip to eighth in the Premier League, nine points off pace-setters Leicester.
According to journalist Jan Aage Fjortoft, the Stamford Bridge hierarchy have made contact with Thomas Tuchel’s representatives about replacing Lampard at Chelsea.
He said: “Re: Tuchel Agents and Chelsea – representatives have been talking about bringing Tuchel in. I understand no decision has been made in terms of Lampard yet, but if he goes Tuchel is seen as the best replacement In the middle of the season.”
Roman Abramovich is a notoriously cut-throat owner, with the Russian hiring and firing a staggering 14 different managers since arriving in 2003.
And despite Lampard making his name as one of Chelsea’s best ever players, it seems his days at the club could well be numbered.
Tuchel has been instilled as the favourite to take over at Chelsea, with the German given even odds to replace Lampard following recent developments.
Tuchel was sacked as Paris Saint-Germain manager last month and replaced by Mauricio Pochettino at the Parc des Princes.