Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has been linked with the manager’s job at Chelsea as speculation mounts that Frank Lampard will be sacked.
The 3-1 home loss to Manchester City on Sunday means the Blues have lost four out of their past six games and have dropped to eighth in the Premier League.
The Daily Express is reporting that Blues owner Roman Ambramovich is looking to replace Lampard with a more experienced manager and Rodgers, who previously worked as a coach with Chelsea, is among those being considered.
Rodgers, 47, had a successful spell as Liverpool manager, taking the Merseyside club close to the winning the Premier League title and having a trophy-lade spell as Celtic boss before taking over at Leicester in 2019.
The Northern Irishman has taken the Foxes to third in the top flight this season, six points above Chelsea.
Lampard has insisted he is “not concerned” about talk he faces the sack after the defeat to Pep Guardiola’s side at Stamford Bridge.
“I expected periods of difficulty this year,” he added at his post-match press conference on Sunday. “I said it when we beat Leeds and everyone was touting us to be title contenders.
“Whether it puts pressure on me or not is regardless because a month ago everyone was asking me when I’ll sign a new contract.
“Now people will be saying different things because in quick succession over a busy period we’ve lost four games of football.”