Saw this on another forum earlier, like most things not sure how much is true but some interesting reading:
"Athletic article on the sacking.....
(Other contributors: David Ornstein, Raphael Honigstein, Adam Crafton, Liam Twomey)
The buzz around Chelsea before the new season hadn’t been this upbeat for years. Manager Frank Lampard was ready to build on an impressive first year in the job and the club appeared to be backing him with the biggest transfer splurge in their history.
There was talk of a title challenge and Lampard establishing his reputation