Frank Lampard doesn't think that a Chelsea player would rather lose than win but has admitted that it's not good that these types of rumours are coming out of the club.
The Chelsea legend, who has just been speaking on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football, believes that results need to change to stop the controversial suggestions coming out of the club.
Lampard, of course, was responding to earlier reports that a Chelsea player would rather lose than win for boss Jose Mourinho.
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The west London outfit have endured a torrid opening to the Premier League season, currently finding themselves in 15th position in England's elite division.
In the aftermath of Chelsea's latest defeat - a 3-1 home loss to rivals Liverpool - these controversial claims have hit the headlines, but Lampard doesn't believe that they are true.
When asked about reports alleging that a Chelsea player has said that he'd rather lose than win, Lampard stated on Monday Night Football: "I don't know. The problem is, when you have a hard time, these stories become bigger and they might get played with.
"I don't think those words would have been spoken but it's not great that they are coming out of the club. That's why results need to change to stop all that because it starts to become a bit of a rolling thing that just makes it worse."
But something has to change
Ultimately, even if the rumours aren't true, the dynamic needs to change in west London. There's little sign of recovery right now and this can't go on for much longer.
With a huge clash against Stoke City on the horizon, the likes of Eden Hazard, Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas and Co. will have to come to prominence. Unfortunately, though, they will have to do it without Mourinho, who has been handed a one-match stadium ban.
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