Pundit Reveals Two Decisions Lampard Made That Surprised Him

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Frank Lampard’s search for a win continues after the 1-1 draw against Leicester City on Sunday at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw by Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening. The Blues had a bright start to the game and scored an early goal but let the Foxes get back into the game.

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has revealed that he’s baffled at some decisions Lampard made against Leicester City.

Lampard took off Olivier Giroud on the 70th minute, to bring in Tammy Abraham, and Wright believes that Lampard should have delayed that change a little.

“I was very surprised to see Olivier Giroud getting taken off when he did,” Wright said after the game.

“[It needed to be] 70 minutes or 75 minutes and then bring Tammy on to stretch them a bit more.

“The ball didn’t stay in the area where they could cause Leicester problems. Stick with him and he could link up with Willian, who didn’t play particularly well.

“I thought the ball was coming back too quickly.”

Ndidi Wilfred scored a 67th minute goal that cancelled the early goal scored by Mason Mount as he powered a header past a hapless Kepa Arrizabalaga through a corner kick.

Wright also believes Lampard was wrong to use zonal marking, and insists that the Blues boss should have maintained the more effective man marking.

“I think he will be wary of that,” Wright said when asked about Chelsea’s defending at corners.

“I’m not sure why he’s not going man-to-man at set-pieces because people will see they’re vulnerable in that respect. You saw it there.

“He’s (Ndidi) standing in an area where you’d much rather someone pick him up.

“When you’ve got a running jump, if the ball is good, it’s very difficult to stop somebody. And the ball was fantastic from (James) Maddison.”

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