GARY NEVILLE slammed three of Chelsea's midfielders during their home drubbing against Manchester City.
Sky Sports pundit Neville focused on Blues midfielders N'Golo Kante, Mason Mount and Mateo Kovacic as the hosts let in three first-half goals in the 3-1 home defeat on Sunday.
Neville raged: “I have to say the midfield of Kante, Mount and Kovacic have been nowhere near good enough.
“It’s been nowhere near good enough in this last 20 minutes. They’ve allowed Manchester City to get a real grip in this game.
“The full backs, Chilwell and Azpilicueta, have really struggled but it’s that midfield that has really struggled to get a grip.”
It was another miserable defeat for Lampard as the pressure increased on him following Chelsea's worst start to a Premier League season under Roman Abramovich.
The Blues legend is the new favourite for the next Premier League manager to be sacked after the defeat left his side in eighth place.
Four defeats in their last six league matches have piled the pressure on Lampard, especially after their spending spree over the summer.
The likes of big money signings Timo Werner and Kai Havertz have not made the expected impact and Chelsea owner Abramovich is not renowned for being patient.
And with the Blues slipping seven points behind leaders Liverpool – having played a game more – Lampard needs to turn their form around quickly to avoid the axeat Stamford Bridge.
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