Date: 9th April 2023 at 4:29pm
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Frank Lampard was left frustrated after his Chelsea side failed to beat Wolves in his first match back in charge of the club on Saturday. 

The ex-England captain was named as The Blues’ caretaker manager on Thursday but his side were disappointing at Molineux, losing 1-0 to the Premier League strugglers.

The west London outfit have won just four of their last 21 Premier League matches and currently sit 11th in the league table.

With a place in the top four almost certainly unattainable, Chelsea will have to win the Champions League to have any chance of qualifying for the competition next term, although European champions Real Madrid await them in the quarter-finals.

In the meantime, one of The Blues’ defenders has discussed his side’s recent struggles.

Centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly has vowed to improve on his shaky start to life at Stamford Bridge.

“Chelsea made a big decision to sign me — and there’s a big desire in me to give back. I want to be part of this club for many years,” the Senegal international told The Times.

Koulibaly insists he is determined to be a Chelsea player for many years

“I know I’m not at 100%, but think I’m coming to my level.

“Potter? He will have a great future,” he said, when asked about the recently sacked manager.

Koulibaly, 31, joined Chelsea from Italian side Napoli last summer, signing for a fee of around £33 million.

The defender, who had made more than 315 appearances for Napoli, has struggled since moving to the capital.

The experienced central defender has been criticised for some of his performances, although he has played regularly since veteran centre-back Thiago Silva suffered an injury last month.

So far this term, Koulibaly has made 30 appearances across all competitions, including 22 Premier League matches.

The Blues have a number of centre-backs in the squad, with Wesley Fofana, Trevoh Chalobah and Benoit Badiashile all vying for starting spots.

With that in mind, Chelsea could look to sell one of their current crop of centre-backs when the transfer window reopens this summer.

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