Lampard hints that the Chelsea defence is not the problem

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Chelsea’s defence under Frank Lampard has been very porous, as the Blues conceded 54 goals in the Premier League alone last season.

This season, Chelsea have conceded 9 goals in just 5 league games and three goals were conceded against West Brom and Southampton.

Speaking ahead of the Champions League clash with Sevilla, Lampard talked about his side’s defence, and claimed that the Blues do not concede too many shots at their goal, but that almost every short on target enters the Chelsea goalpost.

“I’m aware of that stat,” said Lampard in his pre-match press conference, “and the other stat I’m aware of since I have been here is that we have conceded the second-fewest shots in the Premier League, behind Manchester City.

“It helps to sometimes narrow down some of the issues. The issues are we don’t concede many shots on our goal, but when we do we concede goals.

“It’s something we’re aware of when we look at recruitment, and more importantly you’re aware when you work every day on the pitch with the players to make sure we are set up well.

“We want to concede less, as do all teams at the moment. There are teams in the Premier League that are conceding a lot of goals at the moment, we are all in a similar position to a degree. It will always be something we work on, as much as we do our attacking play.”

Lampard also admitted that the solution is to keep working hard, and everything will come good.

“There is nothing given to you in the Premier League or the Champions League,” added Lampard.

“All we have to do is carry on working. We have players fit which has been an issue for us. We have to get relationships around the pitch and stay calm.”

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