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A lot has been said about Chelsea’s team of late, but one significant fact that Frank Lampard must be scratching his head over, is that the Blues have struggled to break down teams.
Chelsea could barely get a sniff on goal against Manchester City and Arsenal, and the team’s high scoring performances have since come to an end.
Timo Werner has struggled of late, and one of the reasons is the lack of killer passes from midfield. The German is always a willing runner, but his teammates are yet to understand his movement.
Frank Lampard has been urged to change things around, and it doesn’t help that his new signings have failed to impress in recent games, including Kai Havertz who was expected to bring goals and assists to Chelsea’s midfield.
While Kai Havertz gave a fine assist to Callum Hudson-Odoi against Manchester City, the 21-year-old has struggled to get used to the pace of the Premier League.
Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson believes that playing Kai Havertz behind the striker might change things around for Chelsea.
“They need to ditch the 4-3-3, get Kai Havertz behind a front two, get two up front, play that way and cause teams problems, because as it stands things are predictable with Chelsea,” Merson told Sky Sports.
Do you think Merson’s proposed system will work?
Meanwhile, Frank Lampard has a game against Morecambe on Sunday, in the FA Cup third round, and it could be the perfect opportunity for him to try out new things ahead of playing Fulham in the Premier League.