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The best of attacking teams in modern football tends to have a good connection between their fullback and their wingers.
Many attacking teams tend to start the attack from the back, and the importance of a fullback can never be understated these days. When a fullback forms a formidable relationship with his winger, then the attack becomes fearsome.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard, has revealed that he’s trying to build such connections in his Chelsea team between his fullbacks and wingers, and also in attack, midfield and defence. According to Lampard, when the team has a good connection all over the park, then the team becomes cohesive.
Lampard said: “If you’re bringing in players, you’re always looking to build relationships on the pitch, whether it be full-backs and wingers, strikers and people playing behind them, midfielders in combinations, centre-backs, goalkeeper with his back four.
“Those things can only be worked on and we didn’t have a lot of these players fit and ready, the ones that we brought in. Now we’re seeing that they’re starting to get fit, we’re getting some time on the training ground, the relationships on and off the pitch can grow. I hope that we’ll keep working.
“We’ve got a lot of work to do, we’re not the end product. There are other teams that showed last year and the last two or three years how long it takes, the work that it takes to become top teams in the world and we have to do it in our own way. We’re in pretty much the start of that journey in a lot of ways. The work has begun and it continues all the time to keep trying to improve.”