Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann has told Chelsea to make their defensive line better.
“Even if they don’t [qualify for next season’s Champions League], I expect Frank Lampard to keep his job,” Hamann told RTE Sport on Tuesday night.
“We must not forget, in his defence, that [Ruben] Loftus-Cheek, [Callum] Hudson-Odoi, [Christian] Pulisic and [N’Golo] Kante were not unavailable tonight. That’s four top players that weren’t unavailable.
“I think they have got to massively restructure in defence. They haven’t got a ‘keeper as it stands now. They’ve got a 38-year-old [Willy Caballero] in goal who might be able to finish the season but you don’t want to go into the new season with a 38-39-year-old.
“Kepa [Arrizabalaga], is he good enough? It remains to be seen, we don’t know.
“Everyone is raving about [Antonio] Rudiger saying he’s our [Germany] number one centre-back going into Euro 2020. I don’t see what other people see.
“I think [Andreas] Christensen is a very talented player but he lacks help and [Cesar] Azpilicueta is coming to the end of his career.
“So I think in defence they need reinforcement and at least two or three players.”