Chelsea’s Defence Has Picked Up In Recent Games. What Could Be The Secret?

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At the start of the season, Chelsea’s defence was the talk of the league as the Blues were conceding goals for free.

Frank Lampard’s side had a fierce attack, but the defence always let the team down as Chelsea tended to ship in an average of two goals per game.

At the start of the season, Chelsea had conceded 13 goals just after 5 games in the Premier League and the Chelsea defence looked shaky after each game.

In the last five games, Chelsea’s defence has improved and the Blues no longer have the habit of conceding silly goals as we have seen often under Frank Lampard. Since the 2-1 defeat to Liverpool, Chelsea have conceded only two goals in three league games and three goals in the last five games in all competitions.

The defence was resolute against Newcastle on Saturday as the away team couldn’t even get a shot on target all game.

Speaking about the improvement in Chelsea’s defence, Kurt Zouma implied that the team is working hard in training as he said: “We can see everyone in training working hard, we now know each other and you can see everyone improving.

“We want to be very difficult to beat and a very good team playing, so that is what we are trying to do and we are working hard in training on what we do on the pitch.”

One thing looks certain, Chelsea are now more playing as a team as we see the midfield work hard to protect the backline, and our wingers drop deep to support the fullbacks, which wasn’t evident at the start of the season.

There is now a better tactical discipline especially in midfield and there are no longer gaps in the midfield which left our defence exposed too often early this season.

With the Chelsea defence now in good shape and the attack firing as usual, the Blues can only go on to greater conquests.

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