English Premier League (EPL) defending champions Chelsea are lying at the 15th spot with nine losses and five wins. They sacked coach Jose Mourinho on December 17 and now have Dutchman Guus Hiddink as their coach until the season-end. When asked about Chelsea's fortunes this season, Lampard was quick to refute claims of a conspiracy.

"I think if there's a conspiracy then you have the wrong type of people at the club. I know the Chelsea players and the club, and it's not a conspiracy. It's people not performing, people on the outside always look for a conspiracy, but the answer is always on the pitch," Lampard was quoted as saying by The Dailymail on Sunday.

The current New York City star was speaking at a football workshop in Dubai alongside his teammate Andrea Pirlo.

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