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The Blues failed to capitalise on Leicester City’s 1-0 loss to Norwich as we drew 2-2 at Bournemouth despite dominating possession for large periods of the game.
According to The Sun, the draw against Bournemouth shows Chelsea’s main problem this season isn’t goalscoring but lack of a leader in the defence.
“Fikayo Tomori was particularly disappointing alongside Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta in a back three but in a game where the Blues dominated throughout, they lacked a John Terry style enforcer to get them over the line,” according to The Sun.
“Chelsea’s boss seems as surprised as anyone the club are clinging onto fourth spot but in a game where his team had 74 per cent possession, two soft goals saw them wave goodbye to two much needed points again.
“Jefferson Lerma is 5ft 10in but he somehow leapt above Christensen to nod in Bournemouth’s equaliser.
“And Tomori – who started the season in scintillating fashion – showed most fans exactly why Lampard has ousted him from the first XI in recent times with another flat performance.
“Azpilicueta is anything but a Terry style captain and with a team so full of youngsters this was exactly the kind of game where the Blues needed a Jordan Henderson style hype guy who would have seen the West Londoners hold on for the win.”
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