Ex-Chelsea man claims Lampard has ‘big issues’ with two ‘hopeless’ players

There are “too many negatives” for Chelsea boss Frank Lampard so far this season, according to former Blues midfielder Alan Hudson.

Chelsea were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Sevilla in the Champions League on Tuesday night, with Lampard’s regimented but uninspired Chelsea almost the exact opposite of Saturday’s sloppy but exciting Blues in the 3-3 Southampton draw.

The Blues currently sit eighth in the Premier League table, having won two, drawn two and lost one so far this season.

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And Hudson, who made 189 appearances for Chelsea in the 70s, picked out Kurt Zouma and Cesar Azpilicueta as their two weakest links.

“Werner was exceptional and probably wished he could play against Chelsea’s defence,” Hudson told CaughtOffside.

“He was the one big positive along with Havertz just behind him, but there are too many negatives for Frank who can’t see that Azpilicueta and Zouma are not good enough.

“The other teams are improving on the attacking front and these two are hopeless. Frank should’ve played young Reece James no matter that he played for England.

“He has big issues if he can’t see what I can see.”

Kepa Arrizabalaga has come in for criticism this term but Hudson reckons it’s “too easy” to blame the Spaniard, he added: “You shouldn’t have to rely on your goalkeeper if you set up your midfield and back four well enough.

“Frank can’t do that. It’s too easy to blame the keeper.

“Frank seems to have clouded judgement about his young starlets, as I don’t think they’re everything he thinks they are. He has a lot of problems and hasn’t addressed his defenders at all.”


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