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Chelsea looked a different side in Frank Lampard’s second game in charge of the club, as Chelsea defeated Irish side St Patrick’s in Dublin.
Lampard had the more experienced players available for this game compared to the 1-1 draw against Bohemians, with a Chelsea squad full of youngsters.
It was a more fluid and dynamic Chelsea side against St Patrick’s, and it seems like the Chelsea players are beginning to warm up to the new manager’s style.
Lampard lined Chelsea up in a 4-4-2 diamond in the first half before switching to 4-2-3-1 in the second-half. Lampard doesn’t want to be disturbed by the transfer ban and he believes he must come up with more ways to succeed as he looks for Chelsea’s best formation.
“We want to be adaptable, whether we need to change something in-game or for games,” he said.
“That’s the way we train and I want the players to have that. We know we’re not bringing any players in so we need to find little ways in pre-season and we want to try to make it difficult for teams to play against us.”
Lampard also believes that the team will get more results as the team keeps getting fitter and the combations keep getting better.
“It went really well in the first half. We had a lot of bodies in midfield and they dominated the ball in there, as they should do in this sort of game.
“As we get fitter, train more and the combinations get better, hopefully we’ll see more of that.”