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Chelsea defence raises doubts over Lampard tactics ahead of Sevilla

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  • 63 goals conceded in 43 league games is cause for concern
  • Club sweating over fitness of preferred keeper Édouard Mendy

Frank Lampard knows that the numbers do not say much for his ability to organise a defence. Unflattering statistics show that no Chelsea manager with more than one game in charge has seen his side concede at a higher rate in the Premier League than Lampard, who witnessed another defensive implosion when Southampton fought back to earn a 3-3 draw at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The goals-against column rose to 63 in 43 league games on Lampard’s watch when Jannik Vestergaard headed in Southampton’s equaliser in stoppage time. That translates to almost 1.5 goals a game, which feels unsustainable even though plenty of other Premier League defences have struggled since the start of this weirdest of seasons.

Continue reading…63 goals conceded in 43 league games is cause for concernClub sweating over fitness of preferred keeper Édouard MendyFrank Lampard knows that the numbers do not say much for his ability to organise a defence. Unflattering statistics show that no Chelsea manager with more than one game in charge has seen his side concede at a higher rate in the Premier League than Lampard, who witnessed another defensive implosion when Southampton fought back to earn a 3-3 draw at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.The goals-against column rose to 63 in 43 league games on Lampard’s watch when Jannik Vestergaard headed in Southampton’s equaliser in stoppage time. That translates to almost 1.5 goals a game, which feels unsustainable even though plenty of other Premier League defences have struggled since the start of this weirdest of seasons. Continue reading…