Lampard Lists The Positive And Negative From The Win Against Salzburg

Enter your e-mail address to receive the latest news about Chelsea FC:

Powered by FeedPress

Photo: Chelsea FC

To get news directly on the go, download the Real Chelsea Fans App

It was a phenomenal Chelsea performance in the 5-3 win over RB Salzburg as Chelsea defeated the Austrian side on their home ground.

Chelsea’s attack was totally smashing in this game, and the Blues were 3-0 up at half-time. A Christian Pulisic brace and a penalty goal from Ross Barkley put Chelsea in front, but it could have been more.

Salzburg did respond shortly after the break from a corner with some poor defending by David Luiz, but Pedro soon made it 4-1 with an audacious goal.

Salzburg sub Takumi Minamino scored from the spot to give the Austrian side a little bit of hope in the 85th minute, but Chelsea sub Michy Batshuayi showed great determination to score a goal three minutes later. Minamino capitalised on a poor Chelsea defending to score a late goal with the last kick of the game as Chelsea won 5-3.

Speaking after the game, Blues boss Frank Lampard revealed that he was impressed with the team’s performance, highlighting Chelsea’s attack as a positive, before also admitting that defence must be worked on.

Lampard said after the game: “Some really good play from us, some good goals, good combinations.

“Great attacking of the line from front men and wingers, which is a huge thing for me, and obviously conceding some goals with some sloppy moments from us.

“Big positives in the way we played, this was a tough match for us against a team that is in-season and play with a high press.

“They tested us on the ball, we succeed at times and not at other times but I am pleased generally. Conceding in pre-season is something you don’t want to do but it is not the worst as it gives you things to address before the business starts.”

About the Author

Chelsea is more than just a football club to me; it's a passion I share, and my affinity with the Chelsea badge is one that will last forever. As far as watching my favourite team is concerned, I'd rather miss a meal than miss a Chelsea game.