Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has revealed his concerns about Blues under the management of Antonio Conte, according to report.
Chelsea won the Premier League title in his debut season and it was expected that the Stamford Bridge outfit will put a fight for the title this season but the reverse was the case.
Conte and his men were unable to replicate the form of last season as the likes Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur are ahead of the Blues this season and the Champions League spot looks very unlikely.
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Chelsea will take a trip to Spain to face Barcelona on Wednesday night for the second Leg of the Champions League, while four days later Leicester City stand
in their way of reaching another domestic cup semi-final.
Lampard is concerned with the uncertainty surrounding the future of head coach Antonio Conte, who this week has been strongly linked with replacing Unai Emery at Paris Saint-Germain.
"The worrying thing is the negative talk around the club: the manager, the recruitment," Lampard said on Match of the Day.
"They haven't gone forward since last season and other clubs have.
"Today [the win over Palace] will have been good for them but Barcelona will be a totally different task, they have the team to go there and defend and get them on the break but against Lionel Messi and co it'll be very difficult."
Chelsea is likely to sack Conte if the club goes trophy-less this season.