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Chelsea have just five points from four games this season and some fans are beginning to get worried about the club’s results under Frank Lampard.
While the Blues are playing an attractive brand of football, Chelsea seem to be lacking in defensive cohesion having conceded 9 goals in just four games.
According to Daily Telegraph writer Matt Law, Lampard deserves a free pass this season because he has been unable to make signings this summer. Law believes Solskjaer and not Lampard should be criticised because the Manchester United boss has been backed in the transfer window.
Law told Sky Sports’ Sunday Supplement: “I think it’s what a lot of us thought it would be – it’s very much a work in progress. In terms of everything; the young players, in terms of Lampard himself as manager of Chelsea. He’d be honest enough to say that.
“They play some nice stuff, they’re playing a really good 45 minutes here, a really good 60 minutes there. But they’re really vulnerable as well.
“At the moment, you don’t know what you’re going to get with them. You turn up to games and they could get beaten by anyone, yet they will blow a team away at some point, because it’ll come together. It’s going to take a lot of patience at Stamford Bridge.
“They’re going to be inconsistent and they’re going to be hot and cold in matches and through periods of the season. They’ve got a tough period coming up after the international break; Wolves, Valencia and then Liverpool – it’s not getting any easier. But there is certainly cause for optimism.
“Tammy Abraham’s doing well, Mason Mount is doing really well, they are playing some nice football. Weirdly, given they have won one game out of four, there is a nice atmosphere about the place, which got very toxic last year. But for that to last, it’s going to take a lot of patience.
“The difference between Chelsea and Manchester United is Lampard can’t sign players. You have to give him time because you can’t bring anyone into the squad.
“Solskjaer, they’ve spent the world-record fee on a defender, they’ve spent a lot of money and you’ve got to get some results on that. You can’t give the guy a free pass with the amount of money they’ve given him.”