Unrealistic To Expect Chelsea To Win Trophies This Season
As one of England’s biggest clubs, Chelsea naturally aim to win major trophies every season. Anything other than trophies is frustrating to club owner Roman Abramovich. In the past, the Russian tycoon has not hesitated to pull the plug on managers even if they had fairly good seasons with the club. This was seen in 2008 when the club pulled the plug on Avram Grant after he failed to bring a piece of silverware to the club even though he led it to the Champions League final that year where it lost against Manchester United.
This was again seen in 2018 when Antonio Conte was sacked at the end of the 2017/18 season despite having led the club to FA Cup success during his final game in charge. The Italian ultimately paid the price because he failed to guide the club to a top four finish after having won the League the previous year.
Frank Lampard has done well so far
Lampard is well on course towards guiding the club to a top four finish. The club will probably not be Premier League title contenders this season and it is hard to see them challenging for any major honours considering that the West London giants are a promising but young squad. Chelsea fans can certainly be excited for the future and the club may be able to challenge for major honours from next season if they reinforce one or two areas of their squad.
Lampard has managed to unearth three blossoming talents in Fikayo Tomori, Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount. If not for the transfer ban, the trio would have probably not been given opportunities for the first-team this season. It can thus be argued that the transfer ban was a blessing in disguise for Chelsea.
It would be unrealistic to expect the current Chelsea side to win trophies this season but it would be realistic to demand nothing less than attractive football from each game.