Former Chelsea star Frank Lampard remains confident that the club will be able to end the season in positive fashion after a disastrous few months.
The Blues currently find themselves in 14th place in the Premier League table, just four points above the relegation zone after 22 games and despite a six-game unbeaten run.
While the sacking of Jose Mourinho has appeared to lift spirits to an extent, Guus Hiddink hasn’t been able to string wins together to get them out of trouble.
Having won the title last season, Lampard admits to being shocked at seeing the club in their current situation, but remains confident that they will start to move up the table sooner rather than later.
“We’re not used to it,” Lampard said, as noted by ESPN FC. “I was really fortunate to part of a really good era. A bad season was like second, third, or fourth at the most, so I think it’s shocking. Now, I think the club will come back.
“They’re a huge club, and there’s obviously been issues there. You see that when they fire the manager who won the league six months before. I know a lot of people at the club. They will come back.”
While Lampard remains convinced that it might not have been the best decision long-term to have sacked Mourinho, he expects there to be transfer activity in the summer in a bid to add some energy and fresh blood to the squad.
The former England international revealed that he expects around four or five new faces, and remains hopeful that his beloved Blues will be able to continue to compete for trophies in the coming years as they look to overcome this current dip in their fortunes.