Chelsea have reportedly identified Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl as a possible replacement for under pressure Frank Lampard. Ralph Hasenhuttl has enjoyed a remarkable campaign with Southampton. Photo by Robin Jones. Source: Getty Images Lampard has come under fire in recent weeks after leading the Blues to a poor run of form which has seen them plummet to ninth on the league standings. The west London side have picked just one win seven of their last fixtures in all competitions sparking speculation the Englishman could earn the sack. Whereas Chelsea are believed to be ready to afford him some more time, Metro UK reports the club’s hierarchy has already drawn up a shortlist of potential replacements should they resolve to axe Lampard. 

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl sinks to his knees at full-time after beating Liverpool! 👏

Pure emotion from the Saints manager!

— Football Daily (@footballdaily) January 4, 2021

Frank Lampard is now statistically the worst Chelsea manager under Roman Abramovich… #CHEMCI

— Amazon Prime Video Sport (@primevideosport) January 3, 2021

Apart from Hasenhuttl, there are also some other high profile names being considered, including RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann. Thomas Tuchel, who was recently sacked by Paris Saint-Germain is also thought to be in the frame to replace Lampard alongside Ralf Rangnick. Defeat to struggling Fulham on Friday, January 17, is expected to pile more pressure on the Blues legend who splashed more than £250 million in the summer to sign an array of players. 

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