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Chelsea star criticises their defenders and claims they won’t win titles or even games like this

There’s no doubt that Chelsea’s defence was an absolute mess as a unit last season, but you had to think throwing a lot of money around in the transfer market would make a difference.

It looked like Frank Lampard got all of his targets for the actual back four, but they still look completely exposed with a lack of protection from the midfield and then Kepa is a whole different issue in himself.

The problem they have now is that defensive calamity will become a self fulfilling prophecy after a while – it can even lead to players actively accepting the defeat because they can easily buy in to the narrative that they are “cursed” or something.

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The familiar tale was told again yesterday as they threw away the lead on two occasions against Southampton, and it looks like even Timo Werner has had a few harsh words to say.

It’s important not to take this out of context too much, but it’s pretty damning as he essentially puts the blame on the defence for recent failures.

His comments were picked up by The Metro after the game:

“I don’t know if we have a problem but in the end the last three games we concede six goals and that’s not where we want to be. I think we are Chelsea, we want to battle for titles.”

“In the end it’s not the offence that wins titles. In Germany we always say that defence wins titles, I think that’s true.”

“When we concede so many goals in every game then it’s hard to win games but in the end also win titles.”

Werner has also had a poor start although he finally came to life in the game yesterday, so it does look like he’s waited until he’s on safer ground before openly taking shots at his teammates.

The main thing is that he’s not wrong, but you can’t blame any fans who don’t have a lot of faith in Frank Lampard’s coaching ability to turn this round.

 

9 Comments

  1. Maxwell polley says:

    I think Frank must build the defense on Zuma and Silva

  2. Frank Manu says:

    Lampard needs to sell Christiancen rather than Rudiga because he doesn’t add anything to defense but zouma and Rudiga atimes can score goals and also make clearance

  3. frank manu says:

    Lampard needs to keep Rudiga and sell Christiancen rather, because he doesn’t add anything to our defence. But zouma and Rudiga both atimes can score goals and makes some dangerous clearances.so I dont understand why Lampard chooses Christiancen ahead of Rudiga.Even Rudiga was our best defenderlast season

  4. Muhindo Mudeya Robenson says:

    Frank Lampard should be keen enough when making our Chelsea match day squad. A player like Christensen can not be a starter when Rudiger is on the bench. Even Tomori is better than him.

  5. Muhindo Mudeya Robenson says:

    Lampard should think a lot about our defense.

  6. jaris says:

    Lampard should sell Christensen than Rudiga cause at times he can’t defend well he is weak in his position

  7. Umar Wasiu says:

    Get Christensen out of my beloved team ,lampard should give tomori chance, as for lampard don’t forget pochetino is still available

  8. Mohammed Mussa says:

    our defence is real awfal

  9. Ufuoma orhuesie says:

    Chelsea don’t have defenders

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