Zola Admits Chelsea Were Good Against Manchester United, But Lampard Must Be Ready To Do This

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Chelsea put in a good attacking performance against Manchester United on Sunday, but the Blues ended up losing the game 4-0.

Chelsea had the better chances in the game and created the most chances, but couldn’t get a goal and even hit the woodwork twice during the game.

However, while Chelsea were bright attacking-wise, the Blues were poor in defence and former Chelsea assistant boss Gianfranco Zola has urged Lampard to improve his side defensively. Zola believes that Lampard’s side must have a good balance between defence and attack.

“I totally think the score was very unfair because they deserved something more,” said Zola

“There were a lot of positive things going forward and in the build-up but they will have to improve more defensively.

“You have to be balanced in the Premier League, it’s not enough creating chances, hitting two posts and then conceding so many counters and so many goals.

“That is something that will have to be addressed and sorted out.”

In his prediction for this season, Zola expects Chelsea to finish outside the top four in Frank Lampard’s first season in charge.

Chelsea finished third last season under Maurizio Sarri and also won the Europa League but Zola doesn’t expect the Blues to finish in the top four under Lampard.

According to Zola, Liverpool will win the Premier League title with Manchester City finishing second. Zola expects Tottenham to finish third and Manchester United to finish fourth, with Chelsea taking fifth place.

Zola expects Arsenal to finish sixth and Everton seventh.

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