Will Pochettino succeed at Chelsea? Lampard reveals what he honestly thinks

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Frank Lampard has backed the Chelsea management to lend their support to Mauricio Pochettino, despite the Argentine’s difficult start to life at Stamford Bridge.

Poch was hired as Chelsea’s permanent manager, following Lampard’s tough stint at the helm towards the end of last season.

The former Tottenham boss has however picked up just two league wins so far this season, but Lampard believes he will succeed at Chelsea.

“I think he will get patience and I think he deserves it,” the former Chelsea player and head coach said.

“He’s a man that comes with a big pedigree as a coach and I’ve already referenced some of the issues I felt and saw and he’ll have his own version of that.

“We all want to perform as well as we can and he needs time.

“As a coach, I know xG is an indicator of sorts. When you get in attacking areas, you are, as a coach, sometimes reliant on finishing and your players, so he will be frustrated with that because that’s what gets you a good start going into that run of games, which breeds confidence.

“It just generates a sort of negativity in games and even if you are controlling possession and having fair chances and start to miss them, there’s a feeling among the fans, a feeling among the players that if you don’t score, it becomes more tense.

“Then the other team score and that becomes a recurring thing, so they are going to have to break that.”