Chelsea booked their place in the knockout stages of Europe’s most prestigious club competition last night as they beat Lille 2-1 in their final group match.
Frank Lampard’s team once again made it difficult for themselves after dominating large periods of the match.
The first half was a breeze with The Blues going in 2-0 ahead, and it looked like becoming a thrashing against a poor second string Lille side.
But once again they missed chances to put the game to bed and allowed the visitors back into the game, making it a very stressful final ten minutes.
This is not the only time this season where they have been left ruing missed opportunities.
Lampard has picked up on the missed chances once again in his interview after the match and has suggested that the forward and winger positions is an area they may need to strengthen in January.
“There will be discussions from now about how we will strengthen. We lost a lot of goals and creation with Eden last year, in his particular position.
“We missed some chances and we can probably push and look at strengthening (getting more competition) in those areas.
“If we are going to try and do something, it will be to improve the squad. I do think we’re slightly fixated on the young players and what might be. They’re all good players. My view on the balance of the squad is how can I improve it personnel wise.
“It’s not considering age, it’s considering position, it’s considering the quality level we might bring in and will that improve us, and considering the attitude and personality of people we bring in, because I want people who want to come here, work hard and be successful at the club. That’s where the balance of it is really important for me.”
“I’m very positive about what we have in front of us [but] of course I’m always evaluating. Can we improve? Now […] there will be conversations. We have a scouting department here, of course we do, we have people working on this all the time whether the ban is here or not.”