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Chelsea in Manchester – Can Lampard get any points from the next two games?

Lampard calls for more aggression from his Chelsea side following Wolves defeat

The 2022-23 season has been nothing short of a disaster for Chelsea, with the club set to finish in the bottom half of the Premier League.

Despite spending over $600 million on players during the last two transfer windows, the Blues have failed to live up to expectations.

It is a highly embarrassing situation for the Premier League giants who lifted the Champions League just two years ago.

They unceremoniously sacked Thomas Tuchel as manager in September before installing Graham Potter as his replacement.

Although the move seemed to initially work, his appointment ultimately proved to be a massive by the owners. 

Under Potter, the Blues suffered one disappointing result after another until he was finally dismissed last month.

However, results have further deteriorated after they put Frank Lampard in temporary charge.

The former England international has secured only four points from his six Premier League matches, while their 4-0 aggregate Champions League defeat to Real Madrid also came during his reign. 

Confidence is low in the Chelsea camp as they face Manchester City and Manchester United in their next two league matches.

Can they get any points from these fixtures? It is unlikely, but anything can happen in football.

Man City are enjoying a spectacular run of form as they strive to win the treble of trophies this season.

With Arsenal slipping up against Brighton & Hove Albion, it now seems like a case of when, rather than if, the reigning Premier League champions will lift the title again. 

City will be crowned champions if they beat Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday. Considering their respective form, it will likely happen. 

Man United haven’t been entirely convincing with their performances in recent weeks, but they are still expected to prevail over Lampard’s side at Old Trafford on May 25. 

The Red Devils have been brilliant at home this season in the Premier League, winning 13 of their 17 matches and losing only once.

They are also fighting for a top-four finish and will likely be highly motivated to pick up three points at the Blues’ expense.

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