With Chelsea making the decision to sack Graham Potter, Frank Lampard has stepped in to save the day, but according to the statistics, it’s not looking good for the Stamford Bridge faithful.
In all likelihood, ‘Blues’ fans probably just want this nightmare of a season to come to a close. Despite supporters remaining behind their team, things just keep getting worse. And despite the club bringing in a legend to pick up the pieces, according to bettingsites.co.uk, the best finish the team can hope for is an underwhelming 10th.
The statistics reveal worrying concerns for Chelsea and Frank Lampard
Prior to Chelsea’s loss against Wolves on Saturday, Betting sites researchers came to the conclusion that scraping a top-half finish is the best supporters can hope for.
As part of their analysis, they discovered that in Lampard’s first nine matches in a new job, he picks up an average of 12 points.
If he were to match this figure in the remaining nine games this season, it would take the London club’s points tally to 51.
And over the last ten seasons, teams on 51 points at the end of the campaign finish in 10th place.
Current odds show that Chelsea is 1/4 to finish in the top half. However, the odds of them making the top four are a devastating 150/1.
As a silver lining, a top-six finish remains in the realms of reality at 25/1. However, this certainly isn’t what Chelsea would’ve been after at the start of the season.
A Betting Sites spokesperson said: “Chelsea have brought in Frank Lampard to fight some fires at the club, but if they’re hoping he’s the man to rescue the side and salvage a top-four finish, then they need to rethink their expectations.
“Lampard only picks up an average of 12 points when joining a new club in the first nine games, which will only be enough to lift Chelsea to the dizzy heights of 10th. At least it’s a top-half finish for all of Todd Boehly’s money!”
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