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It’s been a mixed start to the season for Chelsea under Frank Lampard with the Blues scoring lots of goals and also conceding lots of goals.
Bleacher Report has given Lampard a rating of C for his work at Chelsea so far.
According to Bleacher Report, Lampard has achieved two things very high on Roman Abramovich’s wishlist: play high tempo football and promote youth.
Explaining Lampard’s rating, Bleacher Report wrote: “Last week, B/R’s Dean Jones detailed the five biggest changes enacted at Chelsea since Lampard took the reigns. Among them were ‘fast and frantic football’ and ‘promoting the youth’—two things likely very high on the chairman’s wishlist, and two things the fans were outright demanding.
“The goals scored and conceded columns speak to the successful implementation of the first part: With 12 netted (joint-third most) and 13 let in (third most), their games do not lack for energy and entertainment.
“The fact that 11 of those 12 goals scored have been by academy products speaks to successful implementation of the second part. Seven from Tammy Abraham, three from Mason Mount and one from Fikayo Tomori.
“Unfortunately, what hasn’t necessarily followed is points or wins. They’ve lost half their games, looked tactically flawed—very open in midfield, struggling to maintain tempo for longer periods—and are off to a bad start results-wise in every competition.”