Date: 18th October 2020 at 10:08am
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It is the morning after the night before and we are left to rue how, again, our defensive inefficiencies resulted in two points being lost against another team we should have beaten.

Indeed, when it comes to defending, despite the summer expenditure, we do not look any better than we did last season, although I should point out that one of the summer recruits, Thiago Silva, was not I the squad yesterday, against Southampton.

Following the 3-3 draw, it was inevitable that Kepa Arrizabalaga would come in for a hard time but watching the action I do not blame Kepa for any of the goals.

Five games into the 2020 / 2021 season and we have already conceded 9 goals, with 6 of those coming against teams we should be beating, West Bromwich Albion and Southampton.

Following this latest disappointment, it was no surprised that Frank Lampard was pushed on a response for the latest defensive lapses and, as reported by The BBC, the boss had this to say:

“We have to not give those goals away.

“We are making individual mistakes in games and it gives other teams chances at all times. It is something we need to get better at.

“It goes through the team. We are seeing a lot of goals in the Premier League at the moment and no manager is happy with that. We all want clean sheets. It has to be better.”

It is not the individual mistakes that I believe are costing us, although they do not help, it is that feeling I get that every time the opposition attack it looks like we are going to concede.

We look vulnerable, we look to be lacking confidence and I fear that it could, with games against Sevilla (h) and Manchester United (a), get worse before it gets better.

Hopefully, the return of Mendy and Silva will improve matters, but I am not so sure, how about you?

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5 Replies to “Defensive Deficiencies Are Still Chelsea’s Achilles Heel”

  • Why does he keep using Christensen?!
    Such an average cumbersome lump – where as Tomori looks far more competent.

    So tiring that Lampard keeps promising to tighten the defense, before promptly doing zilch.

    The defence is no stronger than it was under Sarri.

  • It should not Thigo soo we should go for Rudiger or Tomori, Instead of mout Hoddoi is better one then Kovacic for joginho

  • Pairing Christensen with Zouma in the 1st 45 minutes doesn’t help the Team at any level. Instead, Lampard should start Tomori with James and the rest. Christensen should be sub. for rest 20 of the game.

  • If Lampard continue to be Chelsea coach for the next 10years, Chelsea won’t be successful. I’ve been a Chelsea fan since year 2006, Lampard has been the worst Coach, Reason’s:
    * He’s inexperience
    * Sentimental
    *He has Selection problem
    * He has Formation problem
    *He has Substitution problem
    * He’s Too Calm to his player’s on the pitch.
    * He doesn’t has plan B, whenever his plan A is down
    * Stubborn.
    * He always gives difference excuses.
    Lampard needs to be sacked if Chelsea wants to win trophies and play good football. Let’s forget about being a Legend, if Chelsea cant beat the likes of westbrom, Southampton, who did we wants to beat?He knows nothing, he needs to go and be an assistant coach for good five years.
    Pls, I want this to get to the Chelsea board and Abramovic. Up blue’s.

  • Everyone that s talking about kepa and they are covering for lampard error taticaly he knows nothing about this ,he the problem for yesterday game havert is tired but he removed

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