Chelsea fans fear the ‘managerless’ Blues are ‘actually done’ as they quiz Lampard after the Kepa clip went viral

CHELSEA fans fear their ‘managerless’ side is ‘actually done’ after a clip of Kepa Arrizabalaga went viral.

Interim boss Frank Lampard suffered his third defeat of three yesterday since he replaced Graham Potter until the end of the season.

Kepa Arrizabalaga giving instructions as Chelsea were outplayed by Brighton


Kepa Arrizabalaga giving instructions as Chelsea were outplayed by Brighton
Raheem Sterling also joined the impromptu team meeting


Raheem Sterling also joined the impromptu team meetingCredit: Premier League

The Blues were extensively outplayed by Brighton at Stamford Bridge.

Conor Gallagher’s deflected goal gave the hosts an undeserved lead but Danny Welbeck’s header and a stunner from Julio Enciso gave the Seagulls a 2-1 win to complete the double against Chelsea.

And video from the 27th minute had many supporters worried about Lampard’s lack of leadership and tactics.

As Brighton defender Joel Veltman was being treated for an injury, skipper Arrizabalaga called his team-mates together.

And the keeper, the only Chelsea player to lose all credit yesterday, appears to be giving some direction to Trevoh Chalobah, Denis Zakaria and Wesley Fofana.

Colleague senior Raheem Sterling comes over to join the conversation and add his input.

Christian Pulisic also appears at the scene, while Benoit Badiashile stands nearby but does not interfere.

The mini-team meeting on the pitch didn’t have the desired effect, however, as then-leaders Chelsea succumbed to their 12th Premier League defeat of the season.

And fans on Twitter couldn’t believe what they were seeing.

One said: “Nah we might actually be done, our players are making tactics for themselves.”

Another wrote: “We are managerless.”

A third added: “This is ridiculous and it’s a shame on the manager.”

Another typed: “You know it’s bad for Kepa to spill tactics.”

And a recent user commented: “Kepa Arrizabalaga as player/manager until the end of the season who says no?”

Brighton fans mocked temporary boss Lampard and his predecessor Potter, who left the Amex for Stamford Bridge in September.

The cheering away fans dubbed the temporary blues boss “S*** Graham Potter” and chanted: “You’re going to be fired tomorrow morning.”

Tensions seemed to boil over for co-owner Todd Boehly as he protested and seemingly argued with frustrated supporters.

A group of angry fans leaned over the barrier from the upper level and shared their feelings with Boehly.

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The American billionaire is his third manager of the season and has spent more than £600m on signings since buying the club from Roman Abramovich for £4.25bn last May.

Chelsea are also expected to be without European football next season as they sit 11th in the table and have to come from a 2-0 deficit against Real Madrid in the Champions League quarterfinals.

Frank Lampard's nightmare return to Chelsea continued with a third straight defeat


Frank Lampard’s nightmare return to Chelsea continued with a third straight defeatCredit: AP


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