Date: 19th August 2019 at 11:05am
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After three games with Frank Lampard in charge, Chelsea are still searching for their first win of the season.

A return of 1 point, from the 6 available, has left Chelsea in 15th place in the Premier League.

But, more worryingly, although we’ve dominated games for periods, we’ve struggled to turn that dominance into goals or three points.

Yesterday against Leicester City, at Stamford Bridge, was a typical example.

Swept along by a crescendo of noise from the Chelsea faithful, Chelsea started like a house on fire.

Playing the pressing game, Leicester City didn’t know what had hit them and, on another day, could have been 3-0 up inside the opening twenty minutes.

But the second half was a different story, Leicester City had weathered that storm and, suddenly, looked more like the side that were capable of winning the game.

Chelsea’s defence looked open and the midfield were swept aside by a more physical and powerful Leicester City side.

But perhaps the most worrying aspect of that second half was the fact that Chelsea failed to, at home, muster a single effort on target, a woeful statistic.

Now you could point to the fact that the majority of the side had played 120 minutes in the European Super Cup Final, on Wednesday night, but even so, those second forty-five minutes showed that there is a lot of work to do, back on the training ground.

There’s no denying that Frank Lampard deserves to be given every opportunity to weather the storm this season, with a two-window transfer ban in force Frank has to work with what he’s got.

Hopefully, the return from injury, eventually, of Antonio Rudiger, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James will give Frank some additional options to consider.

But I have this nagging suspicion that things could get worse before they get better!

How do you perceive this season will go?

Please feel free to leave your views in the comment facility beneath this article.

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4 Replies to “Is There An Impending Crisis At Chelsea?”

  • You are right, you said it “Chelsea midfield were swept aside by a more physical and powerful Leicester City side”
    Why Frank Lampard tends to wait long time to make changes to the players before Leicester City scored their goal and waiting until later, it was obvious Leicester City going to score, same things happened in the last two games.

  • This is never going to be a season for us to challenge for anything except if we get a great fa cup and the big sides knock each other out it’s new regime and tactics time and time for us to be supportive we are going to get defeats and moments of frustration but we’re learning on the job here for me as long as we don’t actually go down then I’m not to bothered it could all pay off next season

  • at least many gave him 3 matches, all in one week with 3000 plus air miles mind you, to define his managerial career… a couple wins in a row and the same people will say he is the next Clough, till he loses 1, then..and so-on…

  • No need to panic …. Team is playing attacking football & the return of Rudiger in defence , working hard on defending set-pieces, and restricting Kante’s freedom a bit & playing him in the role where he has won 2 epl campaigns (meaning allow him to take the ball forward when he has possession but otherwise keep his position) should improve things a good deal.

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