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While the Blues were good going forward in the 2-2 draw against Borussia Monchengladbach, we were too open and this could be exploited in the Premier League.
Daily Mail’s Rob Draper insists Chelsea must do better after we lose possession if we are to stop leaking in goals.
“Chelsea are going to press high, push on and be aggressively on the front foot: Frank Lampard will be an on-trend modern coach,” Draper wrote in Daily Mail.
“Which is all well and good, but they look shockingly exposed in midfield in the first half. The sight of Jorginho running back, seemingly wading through marshland, is alarming.
“A suspicion lurks that the sheer speed of transitions in the Premier League means he just isn’t suited to Chelsea. But it’s more than that. Chelsea were extraordinarily poor at re-setting themselves when losing possession in the first half.
“The second Monchengladbach goal scored by Jonas Hoffman saw Mateo Kovacic holding midfield all alone in front of the centre halves, with full backs and is midfield team-mates and wingers all having flown forward. Positional discipline seemingly had deserted Chelsea.
“Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard will enjoy running into all that space next weekend at Old Trafford. Chelsea were much better in the second half.
“Two penalties – one extraordinarily soft and the other legitimate – salvaged pride. But for Kepa’s fine save at the end from Keanan Bennetts, they might have thrown away their fightback. At times, they were far too open.”