Frank Lampard second favourite to lose job next as Chelsea struggle, pressure eases on Mikel Arteta at Arsenal January 15, 2021 – Posted in: Soccer

Frank Lampard’s position remains precarious at Chelsea – but he is no longer the favourite to be the next Premier League boss to be sacked.

The Blues have suffered four defeats in their last six Premier league matches and have dropped to ninth in the top-flight standings.

However, they have the chance to build some momentum in the west London derby against Fulham on Saturday – a match you can follow LIVE on talkSPORT.


Lampard just cannot fix Chelsea’s problems right now

Reports suggest that if poor results continue then Lampard could be dismissed sooner rather than later, with former Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri and ex-PSG manager Thomas Tuchel linked with the Stamford Bridge hot-seat.

However, the latest sack race odds have Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder as the favourite to be dismissed next, despite the Blades winning their first Premier League match of the season at home to Newcastle earlier this week.

Wilder has been given the short odds of 4/5 to be given his marching orders, while Lampard is the second favourite with odds of 11/4.

Arteta’s men have climbed up the table in recent weeks


Arteta’s men have climbed up the table in recent weeks

While Lampard’s plight may be worsening, there is a fresh bout of positivity in north London with finally Arsenal picking up some points in recent matches.

Earlier this month, Mikel Arteta was expected to be sacked by the Gunners as they fell to only six points clear of the relegation zone, but three successive wins and a draw have shot the club up to only eight points off the top four.

Sure, Arteta is not completely safe in his job, but he’s now 16/1 to be sacked rather than favourite in the top-flight.

You can see all the Premier League sack race odds, according to Sky Bet, below…

Premier League sack race odds

Odds correct at time of publication

  • Chris Wilder (Sheffield United) – 4/5
  •  Frank Lampard (Chelsea) – 11/4
  • Steve Bruce (Newcastle) – 7/2
  • Roy Hodgson (Crystal Palace) – 10/1
  • Graham Potter (Brighton) – 12/1
  • Mikel Arteta (Arsenal) – 16/1
  • Sam Allardyce (West Brom) – 16/1
  • Nuno Espirito Santo (Wolves) – 20/1
  • Sean Dyche (Burnley) – 20/1
  • Scott Parker (Fulham) – 25/1

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