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Chelsea have played all seven pre-season games, and the new season has dawned on Chelsea boss Frank Lampard, as a heavy season opener against Manchester United awaits the new Blues boss.
Of the seven games played this summer, the Blues lost only one game, won four and drew two. Chelsea’s attack in all games was very sharp, as Lampard’s side has shown they will be a highly attacked-minded side.
One poor highlight from Lampard’s team has been the defence. Chelsea kept only one clean sheet in pre-season, conceding 9 goals in the process, and Lampard has admitted work must be done on the team’s defence ahead of next season, with games against Manchester United and Liverpool around the corner.
“We can’t concede goals like we did today,” Lampard stressed after the game.
“That is obviously important for us to be where we want to be, so now we are preparing for next week. We have Manchester United next Sunday, we have a long week, the players deserve some rest as it has been a busy pre-season with travel and games but now we have a big week where we work, focus even more, do some more fitness work as a team and be ready.
“We have a huge start to the season with Manchester United and then Liverpool in the Super Cup, so these games are good for us but we still need to improve.
“It will be very difficult going to Old Trafford, with the atmosphere as it will be for the first game, a quality team, a competitor every year with ourselves for Champions League places and above, so it is even more important that we are prepared.
“We are a team that has worked very hard but we need to be absolutely focused because it is going to be a tough game.”