sport news Frank Lampard plays down links to replacing Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea

Frank Lampard says he is only thinking about Derby after reports suggesting he is in line to replace Maurizio Sarri as manager of Chelsea  Frank Lampard has played down suggestions he will replace Sarri at Chelsea The current Chelsea boss is under fire after a run of bad results in the league Meanwhile, Chelsea legend Lampard has been impressing as Derby manager 

By Press Association Sport Staff

Published: 19:06 GMT, 11 February 2019 | Updated: 19:06 GMT, 11 February 2019

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Frank Lampard has played down reports suggesting he is a contender to succeed Maurizio Sarri if the Chelsea head coach is sacked.

Lampard is Chelsea's record goalscorer, won every club honour during 13 years as a player at Stamford Bridge and is impressing as he makes his managerial bow with Championship Derby.

Sarri's position could be under threat following Sunday's 6-0 loss at Manchester City, another of Lampard's former clubs, as the Blues slipped to sixth place in the Premier League.

Frank Lampard has been linked to the Chelsea manager job if Maurizio Sarri is soon sacked

Frank Lampard has been linked to the Chelsea manager job if Maurizio Sarri is soon sacked

Chelsea have had some poor performances of late, capped off by a 6-0 loss to Man City

Chelsea have had some poor performances of late, capped off by a 6-0 loss to Man City

'My job is here,' Lampard told a Derby media conference on Monday.

'We're working very hard and my thoughts are on Ipswich Town on Wednesday, and Brighton on Saturday.'

Lampard backed Chelsea 'as a club' to show resilience and respond to the humiliating defeat, their worst in the league for almost 28 years.

The former Blues midfielder said: 'With my Chelsea hat on, 13 years as a player there, you have a feeling for it and it's not nice, it's not easy. It doesn't happen to Chelsea much so when it does it's a shock.

'But they're going up against an incredible team and I had some time at Manchester City as well. I have some feelings for them. The work Pep Guardiola and their incredible squad have done is something special.

'For Chelsea it was a tough day. With all top teams the important thing is you come back strong, no

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