Chelsea record worst start to EPL season of Roman Abramovich era after Man City defeat

Chelsea record worst start to EPL season of Roman Abramovich era after Man City defeat

- Chelsea have picked just one point from six of their most recent league matches

- The Blues' 3-1 defeat to Man City was their fourth in six games, leaving them sitting eighth with 26 points

- The tally, from 17 EPL fixtures is the worst during Roman Abramovich's reign as club owner

- The Stamford Bridge dwellers are now scheduled to take on struggling Fulham in their next league clash

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Chelsea are enduring one of the club's worst starts to a Premier League season following their 3-1 defeat to Man City on Sunday evening, January 3.

The Blues were looking to return to winning ways after going winless in three of their recent matches when they took on City at Stamford Bridge.

However, it was the visitors who got the better of them as they put the game to bed in the first half.

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Ilkay Gundogan broke the deadlock in the 18th minute before Phil Foden and Kevin de Bruyne found the back of the net to complete the route.

Chelsea record worst start to EPL season of Roman Abramovich era after Man City defeat

Chelsea's 3-1 defeat to Man City was their fourth in six matches, and they are currently eighth with 26 points on the log. Photo by Manchester City FC.
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Callum Hudson-Odoi, who only came on as a substitute in the second half scored Chelsea's consolation as the home side was condemned to a comprehensive defeat.

The loss was the west Londoners' fourth in six league matches, picking up just a point in their meeting against West Ham United.

It was enough to see Frank Lampard's men slip to eighth on the standings with 26 points in 17 games, winning just seven of those.

SunSport reports the haul is Chelsea's worst to a Premier League campaign in all of the 17 years Roman Abramovich has been at the helm as owner.

The poor streak of results has further seen Lampard record the worst average points per game during the Russian's tenure, with the English boss averaging 1.67 points from 55 EPL matches.

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The tally is worse than that of former club managers Andres Villas-Boas and Luiz Felipe Scolari.

With Lampard now under immense pressure, it remains to be seen if Chelsea's hierarchy can afford him more time to steady the ship.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Gary Neville has singled out three Chelsea players who he believes were responsible for the Blues' 3-1 defeat to Man City.

The Citizens put the game to bed in the first half of the Sunday evening, January 3, league meeting to condemn the Frank Lampard-tutored side to their fourth defeat in six matches.

Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden and Kevin de Bruyne all found the back of the net in the first half to bury the game.

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