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Frank Lampard admits he is “worried” about Chelsea's form amid growing claims he may get the axe.
Lampard is the favourite to be the next managerial casualty in the Premier League with Andriy Shevchenko tipped to replace him.
His expensively-assembled Blues crashed to a fifth defeat in eight top-flight games at Leicester.
First half goals from Wilfred Ndidi and James Maddison put Chelsea to the sword in a poor first 45 minutes by the visitors.
It has seen Ukraine boss and ex-Chelsea striker Shevchenko emerge a potential replacement after Lampard's latest loss.
The under-pressure Chelsea boss pulled no punches in his assessment of the team's display.
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Lampard said: “We were beaten by the better team. They looked like a team in form and we looked like a team out of form.
“The first goal was disappointing from a set piece and the second goal was poor defending.
“We were asleep in moments. The basics are to run , sprint and cover ground. Too many of our players didn't do it.
“Our game wasn't there. I am worried.
“From the form we were in, to get so quickly into the form we are now in, we should be better than that.
“It is a big lesson for some of the players. There are players who are not playing as well as they should do.”
Chelsea had no answers against Leicester
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Maddison helped tee up the opener with a clever short corner routine as the hosts looked to exploit Chelsea's defensive frailties.
Maddison admitted: “We worked on it, we looked at Chelsea and little short corners and being creative.
“They switch off sometimes from set pieces and that was something we could pick up."
Maddison, who earlier hit the bar, later made it 2-0 in the 41st minute with his fifth goal in seven games.
He added: “Breaking into the box and almost smelling where the ball is going to drop, it is not an easy thing to do.
“Frank Lampard was the best at it arriving late and scoring goals that is what I did today.
“That is part of my game I am looking to improve on. I want goals and assists.”