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​Ex-Chelsea star Burley: Rodgers best candidate to replace Lampard

Former Chelsea star Craig Burley believes the club should look to Brendan Rodgers if they sack Frank Lampard.

The club legend is on the brink at Chelsea, given the team's recent results in the Premier League.

If they do sack Lampard, Chelsea will look to hire a top class manager who can help mold their next title winning team.

Burley believes Leicester City boss Rodgers should be top of that list.

"[Max] Allegri is known for pragmatism. There is nothing wrong with that, but Abramovich has always tried to get away from that. He had enough of it under [Jose] Mourinho," the former Blues star told ESPN.

"I'm not a Thomas Tuchel fan. He's done a decent job at [Borussia] Dortmund and PSG but I'm not on the Thomas Tuchel train.

"I look at Brendan Rodgers as, at least, the third best coach in the Premier League.

"Is there anybody better [except Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola]? No, not even close."

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