Chelsea lost 3-0 to Sheffield United on Saturday in what was a hugely embarrassing performance.
Chelsea are third in the league as it stands, but they have conceded 49 goals – the most by any other club within the top 11 of the league. This is really poor.
Blues striker Tammy Abraham has highlighted why he believes they have been conceding so many goals this season, and whilst he doesn’t directly mention Frank Lampard, he appears to criticise the tactical setup of the team.
As reported by The Metro, Abraham gave this response when asked if the team needed to change its style: “Yeah, of course it’s fair.
“We know that ourselves, we throw so many bodies forward.
“We’re very vulnerable when we lose the ball higher up the pitch and that’s something we need to improve on. We’re still a young, learning team.
“If we want to be the best, if we want to win titles and leagues that’s something we’ll have to manage.”
It is very concerning, and Abraham isn’t the first to criticise Lampard’s setup this week. Former Chelsea player Gus Poyet has similar concerns over the defensive side of Chelsea’s tactics and made similar comments on the subject.
Chelsea will be looking to address this and bounce back big time against Norwich City tomorrow evening as they push for Champions League qualification.