After 11 matches and just 45 days ago, Chelsea was the Premier League leader. The huge spendings made this summer on Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Edouard Mendy were fruitful for the Blues, and were considered serious candidates to win Premier Leaguewhen Liverpool, the holding champion, was the favorite team.
Apparently, nothing changed at that point. Jürgen Klopp, Liverpoolcoach, stated in a press conference that Chelsea was the actual favorite to be crowned as the next league champion. Since then, that team played eight matches winning just two, with one draw and five losses that took Chelsea to the eighth place and put Lampard's job at risk.
That made people in social media accuse the German coach of jinxing them, considering that past statements as some kind of curse or spell. Other people said that Klopp was playing mind games and Chelsea players got complacent since. Liverpool is still a serious contender, sitting in the fourth place.
Lampard, who is rumoured to be sacked soon and replaced by Thomas Tuchel, had a fight with Klopp last season. In the match that Liverpool won 5-3. the Chelsea manager insulted his colleague and called him arrogant. He was told from the other side that he has a lot to learn, and now the German is having his revenge.