A FEW of Chelsea’s new signings need a confidence booster after a poor run of form, you say? Play them against League Two side Morecambe then, that will help.
Kai Havertz rises to nod Chelsea’s fourth and final goal against battling MorecambeCredit: Reuters
Timo Werner can’t miss as he doubles Chelsea’s lead at Stamford BridgeCredit: AP:Associated Press
Frank Lampard saw his Chelsea side ease past League Two MorecambeCredit: Rex Features
But as ever when players arrive in a new country to a new league, things may not always go to plan, and some players might need a bit longer to settle in than others.
Lampard was wise to start them both today; he knew that against a lower opposition they would both have a good chance of playing well at least and boosting their confidence going forward into a very important run of games for the Chelsea boss.
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He has found himself under some immense pressure to now get results, or potentially face the sack at Stamford Bridge.
So he really needs his new signings to step up now, and he cannot afford to wait.
Havertz started quietly but grew into the game and got an assist for his fellow German Werner in the first half, which will do wonders for both of them.
Werner ended his 12-game goal drought, and the relief on his face was plain to see when he put that one in.
Havertz went on to have a very good game and even got on the score sheet himself with a brave and good header late on to see Chelsea go 4-0 up.
This stayed the end result, and Lampard will be justifying his strong team selection now when hopefully this has been the kick-start that some of his players who were struggling needed.
Callum Hudson-Odoi has been one rare Chelsea player who can hold his head up high even through the bad form.
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He has been a rare shining light, and he proved once again that he deserves to now become a key player and a regular starter in Lampard’s starting eleven.
The England international put in a man of the match performance today, in my opinion, grabbing a goal and an assist, and in general being a real menace to Morecambe all game.
It’s a good step in the right direction for Chelsea and Lampard, who have a long way to go to relief this pressure yet.
Chelsea goalscorers Mason Moun and Timo Werner celebrateCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Kai Havertz played the whole game for Chelsea and netted their fourth goalCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Midfielder Mason Mount plans Chelsea ahead after 18 minutesCredit: Reuters
Callum Hudson Odoi fires the Blues 3-0 in front early in the second periodCredit: Getty Images – Getty