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According to Arsenal legend Ray Paulour, he has been ‘baffled’ by Chelsea’s topsy-turvy season and believes Frank Lampard has struggled without Hakim Ziyech, who was in ‘sensational’ form before his thigh injury.
“The team that has baffled me at the moment is Chelsea,” Paulour told talkSPORT.
“Chelsea were looking so good under Frank, then suddenly they have a couple of defeats.
“Even against Villa, Villa were superb, looked like they could get something out of the game and nearly won the game.
“Chelsea were knocking on the door as well but Frank must be scratching his head.
“I know they lost Ziyech, who has been sensational since he’s been there, but I thought it could be a very close season for them this year.”