Roman Abramovich, the owner of Chelsea FC has task Frank Lampard to finish top four in the English Premier League.
Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard is under severe pressure in the wake of his side’s 2-0 defeat to Leicester on Tuesday night.
Links have been made to Thomas Tuchel following his departure from Paris Saint-Germain last month.
Chelsea slipped to a sixth defeat of the season against Leicester.
Lampard is now under severe pressure in the aftermath of the result, with links to Tuchel, Ralph Hassenhutl and Andriy Shevchenko all beginning to intensify.
Yet The Mirror say Abramovich has told Lampard a top four finish is crucial.
Chelsea want to give their former midfielder time to turn things around at Stamford Bridge, especially given his status as a club legend.
Lampard has tried hard to play down expectations of his Chelsea side.
But after spending over £250million on names such as Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and Ben Chilwell back in the summer, the Blues board disagree with the 42-year-old and want him to turn things around.
They also believe Lampard is struggling to coax the best from his summer signings, with Werner particularly disappointing so far.