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Former Chelsea star Tony Cascarino believes Frank Lampard doesn’t know his strongest starting line up and that’s the reason for Chelsea’s inconsistent form.
The Blues suffered our eighth loss of the season at St James Park on Saturday with a late Isaac Hayden header giving Newcastle a 1-0 victory over Chelsea.
“I’m not convinced he totally knows who is his best XI,” Cascarino told talkSPORT. “[Callum] Hudson-Odoi’s been in, Willian’s come in, [Christian] Pulisic has come in. Mason Mount has been in and out the team, Reece James has played…
“If you look at the centre-halves, he’s had [Kurt] Zouma and [Fikayo] Tomori. But [Andreas] Christensen played alongside [Antonio] Rudiger yesterday?
“There are four centre-halves and it could be any two! And you’re not really sure that they’re his best two.
“And Christensen – you were not really sure if he was going to play a part at all because a couple of weeks ago Frank Lampard said he might actually go and play elsewhere.
“So it’s a really weird scenario where Lampard does not know his best XI.”