Derby County manager and former Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has distanced himself from succeeding embattled Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri in Stamford Bridge.
The Blues were battered 6-0 by Manchester City on Sunday to slip to sixth place in the league which now put their top four target in jeopardy.
With Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich’s style of disposing of underperforming managers, Sarri could be shown the exit door as the team have conceded 10 goals in their last three league games.
played down reports suggesting he is a contender to succeed Maurizio Sarri if the Chelsea head coach is sacked.
Lampard who is in his first season as a manager with Derby County has proved his managerial prowess and on the verge of guiding Derby back to the Premier League.
The Chelsea record goalscorer in an interview with Derby media on Monday said he is focused on his position as the club manager.
He said, “My job is here. We’re working very hard and my thoughts are on Ipswich Town on Wednesday, and Brighton on Saturday.’
” With my Chelsea hat on, 13 years as a player there, you have a feeling for it and it’s not nice, it’s not easy. It doesn’t happen to Chelsea much so when it does it’s a shock.
“But they’re going up against an incredible team and I had some time at Manchester City as well. I have some feelings for them. The work Pep Guardiola and their incredible squad have done is something special.
“For Chelsea, it was a tough day. With all top teams, the important thing is you come back strong, no matter what type of defeat. What makes top teams is resilience and Chelsea as a club will have it.’
Lampard, however, backed the Blues to be resilience and focus on the right schedule ahead of them this February.
Chelsea who now sit sixth in the Premier League, below Arsenal on goals scored have tough games ahead of them this month.
They will face Malmo in the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie on Thursday then host a resurgent Manchester United at the Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup fifth round next Monday.
The team will travel to Sweden to play Malmo on February 21 and then the Carabao Cup final with Manchester City at Wembley on February 24.
Chelsea faces Tottenham in the Premier League on February 27.