A number of Chelsea players reportedly complained about a lack of clear tactical instructions from Frank Lampard prior to his Chelsea sacking.
Lampard's 18-month tenure at Stamford Bridge officially came to an end on Monday after a run of two wins in eight Premier League games.
The iconic former midfielder guided Chelsea to a fourth-place finish in the Premier League last season and to the final of the FA Cup.
However, the West London outfit have endured a largely underwhelming 2020-21 on the back of a £220m summer outlay on new players, the majority of whom have failed to deliver.
It is claimed that the Englishman regularly informed players to "go out and express themselves", rather than providing any more detailed instructions.