A number of Chelsea fans on Twitter have decided to tear into Frank Lampard for his decision making when making substitutions, as well as his apparent lack of game-management.
The Blues only just managed to see off Watford with a 2-1 victory at Vicarage Road on Saturday evening despite having controlled the majority of the game.
Tammy Abraham put the SW6 outfit in a commanding position from the get-go, whilst Christian Pulisic appeared to put the game beyond doubt shortly after the restart in the second half.
However, a controversial penalty allowed Watford to get back into the game, whilst Ben Foster was denied superbly by Kepa Arrizabalaga to ensure the visitors took all three points in the final moment of the game.
Although the vast majority of fans would have been happy with a win, there appeared to be some that continued to point out the negatives in Lampard’s management, with some of them taking to Twitter to vent their concerns and frustrations.
Some of them stated that his substitution choices were generally poor (Callum Hudson-Odoi’s introduction appeared to make a few fans annoyed), whilst some called for the legend to learn game-management before it ended up costing Chelsea in the future.
Here are some of their reactions…
Today was absolutely bad management from Lampard.
Instead of putting the game to bed, we let Watford grow in.
Should have made subs at 65 to bring energy and ball holding.
— ZeroChills (@KshahUC19) November 2, 2019
CHO sub in was so unnecessary. Lampard needs to learn game management fast.
— Sid. (@10EH_) November 2, 2019
Frank Lampard’s game management almost cost us then. When defending a 1 goal lead, a striker switch serves no purpose. Should’ve brought James on earlier. A good win nevertheless.
— NoNonsenseChels (@NoNonsenseChels) November 2, 2019
— Gavin O’Reilly (@GavLarLar) November 2, 2019
Lampard has a LOT of work to go with in game management, should never take 83 minutes for a first substitution
— zak (@zakiavelli_v2) November 2, 2019
… who will teach Lampard game management? Willian has been limping and he had the gut to sub pulisic
— Ayobami Adelakun (@MistaMydo) November 2, 2019
Lampard is really costing @ChelseaFC sometimes by wrong subs. It’s Mount who is supposed to be substituted not Pulisic for heaven sake. We are struggling at the of a match we were controlling all thru. #CHEWAT #bbcfootball
— Jared Maobe (@CJMaobe) November 2, 2019
Lampard, are you stupid? Do you know how to manage a team you idiot? You are not managing derby anymore….should not be happy by winning 2-1 against teams like watford etc…wrong subs week in week out…..wake up you idiot….
— Jimmy Çelaj (@dragoci) November 2, 2019
Some subs by Lampard are questionable tbh.
— fille chauve (@Fvnmi) November 2, 2019
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