Chelsea fan phoned up a radio station to say Frank Lampard should be sacked


Frank Lampard experienced a rocky introduction to Premier League management.

After guiding Chelsea through a pre-season of mixed fortunes, an opening clash at Manchester United was always going to be difficult but nobody expected the game to be so one-sided.

Well, Chelsea at least enjoyed some success before the hour-mark when Tammy Abraham and Emerson Palmieri struck the woodwork, yet it simply wasn't to last.

Marcus Rashford opened the scoring with a first-half penalty, before finding the net again after Anthony Martial doubled their advantage and Daniel James later ended the rout.

As a result, Lampard was made to walk along the Old Trafford touchline and down the tunnel after suffering the joint-worst defeat of his managerial career at 4-0.

Lampard's nightmare start

That's not exactly the first impression you want to make on Roman Abramovich and the Chelsea chiefs, never-mind a fan-base who already had their doubts coming into the season.

It might be romantic for their all-time top scorer to be their manager and the transfer ban forcing young English players into the team, but that doesn't necessarily translate to league success.

Sure, we're only one game into the season, but try telling that to some Chelsea fans who - whether out of seriousness or joviality - managed to get #LampardOut trending after the game.

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Chelsea fan wants Lampard sacked

However, one Chelsea fan that certainly wasn't joking about wanting Lampard sacked made an appearance on BBC Radio 5 Live last night and had Robbie Savage tearing his hair out.

The caller initially raised some fair concerns about Lampard's tenure, yet that quickly dissolved into madness when he demanded that the Englishman should be sacked by Christmas at least.

And the fact he also proclaimed that: 'Yes, I definitely want him out' suggests that he wouldn't care if the club legend was sacked this evening either. Check out the clip down below:

It's. Only. Been. One. Game.

Sure, we absolutely understand suspicions that Lampard is too inexperienced and has been appointed on sentiment, but hold your horses after just one round of fixtures.

Lest we forget that teams have won the Premier League after losing their first game, never-mind the comparatively simpler task of reaching the top four.

Therefore, Chelsea fans of a similar opinion should drop their pitchforks for the moment because even the bloody-thirsty Abramovich won't have flinched just quite yet. 

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It will be incredibly interesting to see how long Lampard sticks with a relatively young starting XI, although Abraham and Mason Mount certainly weren't the problem at Old Trafford.

Nevertheless, with Liverpool next up on the fixture list in the UEFA Super Cup, fans will soon get an impression of exactly how Lampard reacts when the temperature rises.

Do you think Lampard will still be the Chelsea boss come May? Have your say in the comments section below.

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