Chelsea kept a second consecutive clean sheet in the goalless draw against Manchester United on Saturday but the game also highlighted several problems Chelsea boss Frank Lampard must fix.
While Lampard has fixed our leaky defence, it seems to have affected our attack, with the Blues failing to score in the last two games. We had just one shot on target against Manchester United, which was easily saved by David de Gea.
According to Twitter user Twitter user ExpectedChelsea, Chelsea’s solidity in defence means the forwards aren’t getting good service from our midfield. The Chelsea fan also wants Lampard to change our forwards as Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner and Kai Havertz look too tired to create moments for themselves.
ExpectedChelsea wrote: “Our defensive organization was great for the most part. Minor errors from Jorginho and Mendy but we covered them well. We looked better (but still not great) going forward when compared to the Sevilla game.
“Our midfield duo were great defensively. Jorginho understood his limits, Kante was his usual self. No complaints there.
“Their performance on the ball was a worry though. Jorginho had 0 progressive passes and 0 into the final third. Kante had 2 and 2 respectively. Even on the eye test, Jorginho seemed scared to play vertical passes. Kante tried taking risks but they didn’t pay off. We’ll need to find a solution for this quickly.
“These two are (for now) our most balanced midfield, I prefer retaining them and improving the surroundings. The most disappointing performers were our front three, though.
“Pulisic’s decision-making was very poor and he stalled plenty of attacks. Havertz looked fatigued and did not do enough to impose himself on the game. Werner’s touch, decisions and off-the-ball movements were poor.
“At least for the next game, Havertz and Werner might have to be rested. Pulisic needs some time on the bench to rediscover his form too, he has been pretty patchy of late.
“Tammy and Hudson-Odoi are no-brainer picks, Ziyech if he is ready to start a full game too.”
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