The four goals Chelsea bagged against Southampton proved how deadly they can be despite the squad’s inexperience. Indeed, travelling fans celebrated four different goal scorers, but they were denied a clean sheet on 30 minutes when Danny Ings scored to make it 2-1.
The Blues have conceded 14 goals in their first eight games and, aside from their 4-0 drubbing at Old Trafford, their defending has cost them points against Liverpool, Sheffield United and Leicester already this season. To cement a top four stop come the end of the season, Frank Lampard will surely need to fix his leaky defence and improve his team’s game management.
The manager acknowledged the issue in his post-match comments, saying: “The defensive lapse that led to the Southampton goal shows the team is not the finished article yet. Those are the percentages that can be improved.” The club’s official Twitter account posted the quotes and fans agreed they need to sure up at the back, and showed they have faith in Lampard to carry out the improvements.
Lampard says the defensive lapse that led to the Southampton goal shows the team is not the finished article yet. Those are the percentages that can be improved.#SOUCHE
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) 6 October 2019
You can see some of their reactions to the tweet below:
This is why I love Lampard. He has the mind set that even though we won big, there are still many things we can improve on. He does not dwell on negatives nor positives. Makes for a great manager.
— D-EAV-OUR | Ethan (@EthanVin_99) 6 October 2019
Good display but attention should be on the defense line now…stop conceding unnecessary goals/cheap goals
— CAPTAIN AFRICA (@Kaylex_Da_Great) 6 October 2019
Day by day, this team will keep rising.
— Tom Andrews (@CarefreeTom_182) 6 October 2019
Love how we’re sooooo good at attacking now but shame not at defense for now. But really really love how we actually improve the attacking. Can see our defense could be much better when Reece , Emerson and Rudiger back in the team 😍
— Lamps (@CFCLamps_) 6 October 2019
True, the defensive organization of the players is important
— حسام بن محمد (@Al7ussam44) 6 October 2019
Seriously we need improvement on defensive point. Conceding too much avoidable goals.
— Ajibade Samuel (@iamguuz) 6 October 2019
How do you think Frank Lampard can stop Chelsea conceding so many goals?
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