The former England midfielder has spent 18 months at the helm at Stamford Bridge and he impressed during his first full season as manager, guiding the club to fourth in the Premier League despite a transfer ban.
However, after a similarly decent start to the current campaign, Chelsea’s form has collapsed over the last two months and they’ve won just one of their last five matches in the Premier League.
That’s left Chelsea 9th in the league table, on 29 points at the halfway stage of the campaign and owner Roman Abramovich has decided to sack Lampard, according to the Telegraph.
The report claims the Chelsea squad have been told not to attend training this morning as Lampard meets with the hierarchy
It comes just 24 hours after Chelsea beat Luton Town 3-1 in the FA Cup to progress to the fifth round and Lampard had been expected to be given at least the next two fixtures against Wolves and Burnley at home.
However, Chelsea’s place in the top four is under increasing threat and they face a daunting clash against Spanish giants Atletico Madrid in the last-16 of the Champions League
Despite his reputation with supporters for his heroics as a player at the club, Lampard’s win percentage is the lowest of any manager in the Abramovich era.