Pundit advises Lampard how to solve Chelsea’s defensive problems

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Chelsea’s defence has been a huge problem for the team this season as the Blues keep conceding in almost every game played.

Frank Lampard’s side has found it difficult to keep clean sheets, and the Blues were unable to keep a clean sheet in the Champions League group stage.

Former Chelsea boss Glenn Hoddle has a piece of advice for Lampard concerning the team’s defence just before the game against Lille on Tuesday night.

Hoddle picked out a 2-2 draw in Valencia as a ‘schoolboy’ display in terms of the side’s naivety in defence and believes that the team must learn to keep bodies at the back and also slow down the tempo of the game in order to keep the defence tight.

“They need tightening up defensively. The first game against Valencia was like a schoolboy game, it could have been 12 each,” the former Chelsea manager told BT Sport.

“Going forward it’s great and in world football, who knows how to get a clean sheet? No one knows anymore.

“But long-term Frank’s got to look at that, when to tuck the belt in, to say ‘let’s just have five or 10 minutes’.

“[Cesar] Azpilicueta in the last seconds was doing overlaps when he was playing right-sided centre-back!”

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