Chelsea are considering making a move for Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers, with the Blues eyeing a replacement for under-fire manager Frank Lampard.
The former England international took the job in the summer of 2019 following the sacking of Maurizio Sarri, before leading the club to a top-four finish and the FA Cup final despite having been handicapped by a transfer ban.
After making major moves in the transfer market this summer, many expected Chelsea to be firmly in the mix for the title, particularly after recruiting the likes of Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and Thiago Silva, yet it simply hasn’t worked out as yet for many of the new faces.
At present, the Blues are currently in ninth place in the Premier League, 11 points behind leaders Manchester United and five behind Liverpool in fourth.
That lowly league position has come as a result of poor run of form for Lampard’s men, with five defeats in their last eight games putting huge pressure on the Blues boss.
While the club and Roman Abramovich are seemingly desperate to see the 42-year-old succeed, the Mirror are reporting that the Blues are beginning to look at possible replacements should results not improve, with Brendan Rodgers a potential option.
The current Leicester boss has done a superb job at the King Power Stadium guiding the Foxes to fifth last season, while they are now firmly in the mix for the title race and currently sit in third – just two points off the top.
The former Liverpool boss previously worked at Chelsea as a youth team and reserve team manager in the mid 2000’s, before going on to forge a successful management career, including guiding Celtic to an unbeaten domestic season in his first year at the club in 2016/17.
While Rodgers could be tempted by the quality of players on offer at Stamford Bridge, he is seemingly unlikely to abandon his current project midway through the season – as he did at Celtic Park – with the Blues potentially having to wait until the summer to make a change.
Equally, there is still plenty of time for Lampard to turn things around, although a defeat to Luton in the FA Cup this weekend could spell the end of his time in the dugout.