FRANK LAMPARD is rightfully coming underneath extra stress and he has a lot extra inquiries to reply after the 3-1 Boxing Day defeat to Arsenal.
The Blues confronted an opposition in horrendous kind and lacking quite a few key gamers – they had been there for the taking.
Frank Lampard has a lot to consider after a 3-1 defeat to ArsenalCredit score: Reuters
However as an alternative it was they who appeared like they had been languishing on the backside of the desk NOT their London rivals.
The Chelsea gamers confirmed no depth or need, and so they appeared like a workforce who had spent Christmas Day gorging on Turkey and beers, when in actuality they’d educated at Stamford Bridge within the night as an alternative of having fun with the festivities.
And for as soon as, there are not any excuses for Lampard, and the Chelsea boss now has many powerful inquiries to reply because the stress will increase.
Despite beating West Ham 3-0 last time out, in actuality Chelsea have performed fairly poorly for 4 video games in a row now and the scoreline in opposition to the Hammers flattered an underwhelming show.
Chelsea have been very poor, and the workforce choices and choices made by Lampard MUST be scrutinised.
He refuses to drop the 4-3-3 formation, and that is problematic when you may have gamers out injured or in want of a relaxation – one thing Lampard has needed to cope with in the previous couple of weeks.
They performed with just one match winger, but Lampard refused to change formations to at least one that’s much less suited to widemen than the 4-3-3.
I’m all for groups being as according to formations as potential, however I wish to see extra flexibility from the Blues boss who now should use gamers of their most popular positions.
Timo Werner has been caught out huge since he arrived, and Christian Pulisic has been on the precise to accommodate him in the previous couple of video games.
Anybody can see that the American is far more of a menace on the left, and Werner has appeared bereft of confidence out huge.
However Lampard has refused to change issues up and endured with one thing that’s clearly not working.
It’s odd as a result of Lampard was very versatile final season and appeared to adapt to opposition and who he had obtainable, however this season it has been the exact opposite.
I get that he’s making an attempt to good the 4-3-3 however we’re SO removed from flawless that he must be extra sensible together with his workforce form.
Why had been Reece James and Ben Chilwell beginning tonight? They had been each injured and supposedly dominated out for 2 to 3 video games earlier than this match
Does Lampard actually have such little belief in membership captain Cesar Azpilicueta?
James gave away the penalty that helped Arsenal go 1-0 up and on their merry method and though it was a tender choice, his problem was lazy – paying homage to somebody taking part in by means of the ache barrier…
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