Chelsea to replace Maurizio Sarri with Champions League winning midfielder

Chelsea have identified Frank Lampard and Nuno Espirito Santo as potential replacements for manager Maurizio Sarri.

The Blues’ form under the Italian improved for several games, but failure to beat either Wolverhampton Wanderers or Everton has left the side in sixth place in the Premier League table.

Maurizio Sarri now finds himself under pressure again, and per The Sun, the FA Cup holders have started to put together a shortlist of possible replacements for the 60-year-old head coach.

The report adds that Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has gained admirers behind the scenes at west London club with Wolves having taken four points off Maurizio Sarri’s team this season.

Chelsea hero Lampard remains an obvious choice for the West Londoners and their fans, but much could depend on whether the former England international can gain promotion from the Championship with Derby County in the coming months.

Frank Lampard’s side have been performing well and are only one behind the sixth place with a game in their pocket, and Chelsea supporters will be glad to welcome the club legend at Stamford Bridge.

Roman Abramovich will allegedly only consider a change before the end of the season if Chelsea are eliminated from the Europa League.

Chants of ‘f*** Sarri-ball’ rang out around the stadium in several games at Stamford Bridge and there have been reports that some fans are planning to boycott the final home fixtures of the season in protest against the Italian head coach.