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Sport That's why Chelsea is in a dilemma

17:05  28 october  2020
17:05  28 october  2020 Source:   sport1.de

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Frank Lampard and Chelsea FC are below expectations at the start of the season. The balance between offensive and defensive in the star ensemble is not right.

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The transfer summer of Chelsea was a historic one. While the entire football world was badly hit by the corona pandemic and waived the very expensive transfers, the Londoners went on the attack.

expenses totaled 247.2 million euros. Of that, € 133 million for Kai Havertz and Timo Werner alone. Such a transfer phase naturally raises expectations - but the Blues started the season rather poorly.

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Chelsea FC with mixed season start

In the Premier League, Chelsea only has nine points after six games. It is noticeable that Frank Lampard's team has already played 3: 3 twice. So the offensive works, but the defensive lacks.

The coach noticed that too, which is why he let his team act much more cautiously in the past two games. The result: goalless draws against Sevilla FC in the Champions League and Manchester United in the Premier League.


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In both games, national player Antonio Rüdiger, who had previously been sorted out by Lampard, was at least back on the bench. Lampard also called the 27-year-old back into the squad for the game in the premier class. It remains to be seen whether he will make his first appearance of the season. After all, the defense was safe in the end and is therefore not the main problem.

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Lampard is not worried

In general, Chelsea FC lacks the right balance. Against Manchester United, the Blues did not allow much backwards, but the attack department was completely canceled. Werner and Havertz should like that less.

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The trainer, on the other hand, deals calmly with this dilemma: "I'm less worried about our offensive because I know the quality we are "said Lampard at Sky Sports .

Instead, he is happy about the new defensive stability. "I'm happy with the white vest," said Lampard. "If you come to Manchester United and don't concede a goal, that's a great base." Test

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Basis is the right word, because the performance of the last two games does not meet the demands of Chelsea. Frank Lampard solved the defensive problem, but put the offensive out of action.

On Wednesday against FK Krasnodar ( Champions League: FK Krasnodar - FC Chelsea from 6:55 p.m. in LIVETICKER ) and on Saturday against FC Burnley, the focus will have to be on moving forward again. The exciting question is whether the newly gained defensive stability suffers.

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