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James slammed by Redknapp for forgetting 'the basics of football'
James, who played instead of Cesar Azpilicueta in defence, was caught napping as Maddison strolled into the box and finished with aplomb to put the hosts two-up at the King Power.An early strike by Wilfried Ndidi and Maddison's composed finish just before half-time secured all three points for Brendan Rodgers' side, while Chelsea continue to struggle and now sit a lowly eighth in the Premier League table.
Frank Lampard paid the ultimate price at Chelsea because big-money summer signings Timo Werner and Kai Havertz have failed to hit the ground running, according to Harry Redknapp.
Striker Werner joined the club from RB Leipzig in a £53million deal while midfielder Havertz was an £89m acquisition from Bayer Leverkusen, but the duo have netted just five Premier League goals between them since arriving at Stamford Bridge.
The Germany internationals were part of a £253m summer spending spree under Lampard, who also signed Ben Chilwell from Leicester, former Ajax star Hakim Ziyech and Edouard Mendy from Rennes.
Lampard feels Chelsea's win over Luton can help revive their season
The Blues relieved some of the pressure on their manager with a 3-1 win that booked their place in round five. Lampard also leapt to the defence of Kepa Arrizabalaga and Timo Werner.The Blues relieved some of the pressure on their manager with a 3-1 win that booked their place in round five.
But after a run of five Premier League defeats in eight games and the club ninth in the table, Lampard was dismissed earlier this week after just 18 months in the role and replaced by Thomas Tuchel.
And, Redknapp - who was Lampard's manager when the former midfielder began his playing career at West Ham - believes his undoing at Chelsea shows how 'crazy' modern football is.
'Chelsea spent fortunes on new players and as manager you're under pressure — not only to play them — but for them also to be an instant success,' Redknapp said.
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Trainer Frank Lampard is past at Chelsea. The Chelsea icon is disappointed. In the Blues, the way is clear for ex-PSG coach Thomas Tuchel. © Provided by sport1.de "Disappointed": This is what Lampard says about the Chelsea exit Chelsea FC has separated from coach Frank Lampard. "It was a very difficult decision that neither the club owners (Roman Abramowitsch, editor's note. ) nor the management made lightly," said the Blues press release.
'When they don't, like the two Germans Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, then the buck stops with the boss. But I'm sure Frank isn't the one behind all the signings Chelsea have made.
'I'd say the only one he was mad keen on getting was Ben Chilwell. That's how crazy the game has become.
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'The most important man in the building is whoever is in charge of recruitment. And if his judgment isn't good, you're in trouble.'
Havertz started the Blues' goalless draw at home to Wolves in midweek, which was former Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund boss Tuchel's first game in charge of his new club.
And ahead of his second game in the Chelsea hotseat against Burnley, the German boss has vowed to rebuild the confidence of compatriot Werner, who has not scored a Premier League goal since scoring against Sheffield United on November 7.
Chelsea job not too soon for Lampard, who will bounce back - Ancelotti
Chelsea sacked Frank Lampard on Monday but Carlo Ancelotti says they are no more difficult to manage than any other club.Chelsea sacked their all-time leading goalscorer Lampard on Monday just 18 months after he arrived from Derby County, where he began his career as a coach one year prior.
'Sometimes as a striker it does not help if you care a lot,' Tuchel said. 'Sometimes as a striker it's better to not care at all. But he's not that guy. He cares and he's not happy with himself and with the way things went lately.
'At the moment — and the reason why I did not use him on Wednesday — I see his face is a bit closed and the weight is on his shoulders. He cares a lot and that shows he has a fantastic character.
'It's important to rebuild his trust in himself and to find a smile on his face and stop doubting too much. It's my job to do this, to help him with this and then to find also a position where we can use his strengths.'
Jamie Redknapp: David de Gea was 'at fault' for two of Everton goals .
The Sky Sports pundit slammed Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea for being at fault for two of Everton's goals in the thrilling 3-3 draw at Old Trafford between the sides. After United had gone two goals up at the break, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side allowed the Toffees back into the game when De Gea palmed out Dominic Calvert-Lewin's strike straight into the path of Abdoulaye Doucoure to tap home.That error came just minutes before James Rodriguez's equaliser for Everton and while Scott McTominay put United back in front, Calvert-Lewin beat De Gea to a late free-kick to clinch a point for Carlo Ancelotti's side.