Frank Lampard’s misery in the Premier League continues
Chelsea dropped down to 8th place in the Premier League after their 2-0 defeat away to current league leaders Leicester City. Frank Lampard’s side is yet to find their form this season after spending close to 250 million pounds this summer. Leicester City put up a wonderful display against the Blues and left the field with all 3 points and went at the top of the table. According to reports by Goal, Leicester midfielder James Maddison reveals their game plan against Chelsea and the England international stated their primary tactics were to hit the opponents during “set-pieces.”
“We [saw] they switch off sometimes from set pieces and we knew that was something we could pick on.”
Wilfried Ndidi opened the scoring for the Foxes from a short corner kick. The midfielder scored a screamer with his weak foot to give Leicester the lead. Brendan Rodgers was spot on with his tactics and had the better chances in the game. Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy saved his side from humiliation at the King Power stadium. Leicester defender, James Justin could have scored his side’s third goal but put the free header wide and midfielder Youri Tielemanns was denied by the Chelsea shot-stopper.
The Blues manager Lampard has got bigger problems to deal with at the moment. Both Timo Werner and Kai Havertz are yet to find their feet since their move to Premier League. The German midfielder has created only one chance in the last 5 Premier League games. Werner has scored just 4 goals in 19 Premier League games and the fans are certainly not liking the return from their number nine.
Lampard is under a lot of pressure as sources are reporting Chelsea are looking for his replacement. RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann, Andriy Shevchenko, and Thomas Tuchel are among the possible names to replace the English manager. Lampard’s job is definitely under scrutiny unless the results start to improve in the coming weeks.
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