Frank Lampard has been sacked by Chelsea less than 24 hours after the club's FA Cup victory over Luton Town, with Thomas Tuchel primed to replace him. Confirmation from the club came today, after Chelsea’s players were told not to report to the training ground until Monday afternoon. A text went around the entire first-team squad on Monday morning to inform them that training was delayed, as Chelsea prepared a statement. Live updates: Lampard fired, Tuchel on way in: reaction to Abramovich's lastest move at Chelsea Lampard was called in to meet with Chelsea board members to be informed of the news, 18 months into the three-year contract he signed as Chelsea head coach. It is understood that former Paris Saint-Germain manager Tuchel will replace Lampard. Lampard had hoped to be given time to turn around Chelsea’s poor Premier League form and the FA Cup success over Luton looked to be a step in the right direction.