The big mistake Lampard is making in the transfer market

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Chelsea have completed the signing of Hakim Ziyech from Ajax and are also close to completing the signing of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig.

The Blues have also been strongly linked with moves for Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder Kai Havertz and Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell.

Former Liverpool player Steve Nicol is worried Chelsea boss Frank Lampard isn’t signing players to strengthen an important area in Chelsea’s squad – the central defence.

According to Nicol, Chelsea need to sign a centre-back this summer.

“It’s all great going forward, my worry is defensively,” he told ESPN FC. “Chelsea – what we’ve seen under Frank Lampard – are at their best going forward.

“Because of having such a young squad, and certainly a young strike force, when they’re not at it they’ve lost goals.

“It’s fantastic for the fans to see exciting players being signed.

“But at some point, Frank has to at some point start thinking about what he’s going to do defensively.

“Azpilicueta has still got some more miles in him. If they sign Chilwell, he’s a good defender. But they need a centre-back.”

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4 Comments on "The big mistake Lampard is making in the transfer market"

  1. How is Timo Werner also from Ajax, Do you pass this through an Editor atall?

  2. Yes for the 2019/20 season Chelsea defence has been porous. They have conceded more goals than most of their competitors. At the later stages of the season goals dried out. We need to strike a balance between strengthening the strike force and fortifying the defence. I am worried about selling Kante despite his injuries this season. If funds are available then both Kai and Chilwell must be recruited.

  3. Tamba Koroma | June 13, 2020 at 8:30 pm |

    Indeed we need a centre-back in the person of Koulibali… Having such a guy partnering with Rudiger will make Chelsea a formidable team.

  4. Willie Ekweogwu | June 14, 2020 at 1:57 pm |

    I absolutely agree with Nicol. We need a central defender plus Left wing back, which signing Chilwell would offer. Let’s not concentrate on attackers only.

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