Former striker Chris Sutton thinks it could turn “ugly” for Frank Lampard at Chelsea unless they “get a few wins” soon.
Their 1-1 draw against Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge on Monday night meant it is now just one win in their last five matches.
Chelsea had been ticking over quite nicely until recently when a 1-0 loss to Everton sparked a run of inconsistency for Lampard’s squad.
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And Sutton is worried that Lampard could be out of a job soon unless he starts getting some results quickly.
“At the moment, they are a crisis club because they are underperforming,” Sutton told BBC Radio Five Live. “They are flat and that’s why Frank needs to get a few wins under his belt and extremely quickly because it can, as we know, turn ugly at Chelsea.
“Whether we like it or not, this is a totally different season for Frank. The pressure is on; he has spent the big money. Now the pressure will build.
“I don’t want to go too early on Chelsea and Frank because if they win three on the spin, they will be up into second place and we’ll be saying ‘can they win the title again?’ and that’s the way it is.
“I don’t think Chelsea can win the title. They have to get back to a way of playing where they really find their rhythm.”