Frank Lampard has been sacked by Chelsea following a run of poor performance.
It was said ‘that tensions between Lampard and a number of individuals in his squad — particularly those who have found themselves outside his group of trusted regular starters — had been growing for some time.’
The news comes shortly after the Blues beat Luton Town convincingly to move into the next round of the FA Cup on Sunday.
Tammy Abraham’s hat-trick helped Chelsea ease into the fifth round with a 3-1 win, though Timo Werner missed a late penalty.
Lampard’s Chelsea tenure came under intense scrutiny after five losses in eight Premier League matches.
Chelsea are set to announce Thomas Tuchel as their new head coach.