The pressure is mounting on Frank Lampard after Chelsea slipped to another defeat, away at Leicester on Tuesday evening.
Goals from Wilfred Ndidi and James Maddison sent the Foxes to the top of the Premier League with a 2-0 victory, Chelsea’s fifth defeat in eight league games.
The Blues had won their last two games, though a 4-0 FA Cup win over League Two Morecambe and an unconvincing 1-0 League victory at 10-man Fulham were results to delay talk about the manager’s immediate fate, rather than quash it altogether.
In truth, the scoreline flattered Chelsea, with the hosts more than value for their win as Maddison also struck the bar while James Justin and Youri Tielemans went close.
Chelsea, in fairness, did have a penalty overturned by VAR for being just outside the box, while Timo Werner’s late strike was ruled out for a tight offside call.