BOOKMAKERS are predicting a turbulent time for new Chelsea boss Frank Lampard.
The Blues legend, signed on a three-year deal at Stamford Bridge, is joint favourite to become the first managerial casualty of the Premier League season.
Everybody knows the difficult task in hand for Chelsea’s record scorer with 211 goals.
A two-window ban in the transfer market means that Lampard will need to look towards his youth stars to achieve any success this campaign.
He arrives back at the Bridge on the back of play-off defeat following one season in charge at Derby.
But managing Chelsea under ruthless owner Roman Abramovich is a different kettle of fish.
And the bookies have reflected that in their odds in the Premier League sack race.
Priced at 6/1 alongside Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the pair are leading the pack for the chop.
That is despite being odds-on favourite for his side to finish above the Red Devils by the end of the season.
Swansea’s Graham Potter is 7/1 with Sheffield United’s Chris Wilder at 10/1.
Premier League Sack Race – Next Manager to Leave
Frank Lampard – 6/1
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – 6/1
Graham Potter – 7/1
Chris Wilder – 10/1
Manuel Pellegrini – 12/1
Javi Gracia – 14/1
Marco Silva – 14/1
Ralph Hasenhuttl – 16/1
Daniel Farke – 16/1
Unai Emery – 20/1
Roy Hodgson – 25/1
Brendan Rodgers – 25/1
Dean Smith – 33/1
Nuno Espirito Santo – 40/1
Eddie Howe – 40/1
Sean Dyche – 50/1
Mauricio Pochettino – 66/1
Pep Guardiola – 100/1
Jurgen Klopp – 100/1
*Odds courtesy of Betfair
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Lampard is also 5/6 to leave Chelsea before May 17 next year – meaning the bookmakers believe he won’t be there for the long haul.
But those who are more optimistic of his appointment have the opportunity to line their pockets.
Chelsea are 14/1 to lift the Premier League at the end of the season or 4/1 to win any of the big four trophies.
To do an unlikely double and win the league and FA Cup is a whopping 150/1.
A selection of other Lampard odds
Chelsea to finish above Man Utd – 8/11
To leave Chelsea before May 17th 2020 – 5/6
Chelsea to be the Top London Club – 9/4
To win a trophy in 2019/20 Season (EPL,FA Cup,EFL Cup,CL) – 4/1
To win the PL & FA Cup – 150/1
To win the Champions League – 25/1
To win the Premier League – 14/1
To win the FA Cup – 9/1
To win the League Cup – 12/1
Top four Premier League finish – 10/11
To finish outside the Premier League top four – 4/5