Merson tells Chelsea to hire ex-PL boss to help out Lampard

Paul Merson has urged Chelsea to bring in Harry Redknapp to give Frank Lampard a helping hand as the pressure builds at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea will host Luton in the FA Cup fourth round at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, with boss Lampard likely to field a strong line-up in a bid to get back to form.

The Blues – who on Friday allowed young defender Fikayo Tomori to join AC Milan on loan – have lost five of their last eight Premier League matches, leaving Lampard striving to save his job.

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And Merson reckons Lampard would be benefit from someone with more experience to lean on.

“Frank Lampard needs an experienced coach like Harry Redknapp to come in and help him at Chelsea,” Merson told the Daily Star.

“Someone he can use as a sounding board who isn’t a threat to his job but has plenty of knowledge and can give him good advice. I don’t know how Frank hasn’t already reached out to someone like that and offered them a role at the club.

“You can’t tell me Ole Gunnar Solskjaer doesn’t ring Sir Alex Ferguson for advice at Manchester United. Come on.

“Lampard has got to get through the next few matches or he’s in big trouble. Luton in the FA Cup and then Wolves and Burnley at home are massive matches.

“I still think Chelsea should give him time but he needs someone alongside him with more experience than Jody Morris in my opinion.

“The players looked lost against Leicester. I thought Leicester had another couple of gears too. It was so easy for them.”


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