12.15pm Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Lampard 'at risk', Rice LATEST, Giroud linked to Atletico, Donnarumma talks

CHELSEA are reeling from their chastening defeat to Manchester City last night as Pep Guardiola's side put them to the sword.

Frank Lampard is under serious pressure at Stamford Bridge now after struggling to get his expensively-assembled team to gel.

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    Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo has opened the door for a sensational move for Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud.

    The Frenchman, 34, has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge in recent months, playing second fiddle to Tammy Abraham and Timo Werner.

    Olivier Giroud has been linked with a move to JuventusCredit: PA:Press Association

    When asked about a potential move for Giroud, Pirlo said told DAZN: "He'd be handy!

    "The window opens tomorrow, we already discussed with the club what we want to do and if there are any opportunities. Maybe a striker that can rotate with our strikers."

    Giroud's recent purple patch – eight goals in his last Prem and Champions League appearances for Chelsea – is what has caught the attention of Pirlo.

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    Frank Lampard is fighting for his job as Chelsea boss but Roman Abramovich reportedly won’t appoint Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers if he wields the axe.

    Rodgers has enjoyed much success at the King Power since leaving Celtic in February 2019.

    However, Stamford Bridge bosses are unlikely to consider Rodgers if they decide to make a change, according to The Athletic.

    They reported last year that comments made by the Northern Irish manager while in charge of Liverpool upset the Chelsea hierarchy.

    Ex-Blues youth coach Rodgers had taken Victor Moses on loan from his old side and stated that he had now joined a 'massive' club.

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    Gary Neville blasted Chelsea’s midfield three as ‘nowhere near good enough’ after the home humbling against Manchester City.

    Frank Lampard is feeling the heat after the 3-1 dismantling at Stamford Bridge and pundit Neville took aim at N’Golo Kante, Mason Mount and Mateo Kovacic.

    He told Sky Sports: “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 of Chilwell and Azpilicueta have really struggled but it’s that midfield that has really struggled to get a grip.”

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