Could Chelsea be relegated? Unwanted records the Blues could break as worst-ever season continues under Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard's Stamford Bridge homecoming on Saturday ended up being a nightmare, as Brighton picked up a 2-1 victory over Chelsea that they were great value for after a dominant display.
During and after the Blues' 12th Premier League defeat of the season, fans were seen aiming their frustrations at much-maligned co-owner Todd Boehly, who appointed Lampard as interim manager after sacking Graham Potter at the start of the month.
The American remonstrated back at the supporters in question from the directors' box - which never saw anywhere near the same level of chaos during Roman Abramovich's trophy-laden 19-year-reign - in scenes that epitomised the sorry state of affairs at the club both on and off the pitch.
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The final result leaves Chelsea sitting down in 11th in the table, 17 points behind fourth-placed Newcastle having played a game more and a whopping 35 adrift of league leaders Arsenal.
Despite spending over £300 million on new players in January, the Blues are still on course for their worst-ever season in the top-flight, with star names such as Joao Felix, Enzo Fernandez and Mykhailo Mudryk all struggling to adapt to life in English football.
If Lampard cannot address their slide quickly, Chelsea could be in serious trouble, with a few unwanted records now in real danger of being broken...