Chelsea left-back Emerson Palmieri has shed light on Frank Lampard’s tactics at the Stamford Bridge. The Blues are yet to register the first win of their league campaign this season, following a 4-0 defeat to Manchester United and 1-1 draw to Leicester City.
“With Frank, we’re trying to play very direct football, always trying to attack and be as close to the goal as possible,’ the left-back told Chelsea’s official website.
“We’re looking to get our centre-forwards into the game so that means lots of crosses into the area and balls into them. ‘We’re creating chances and I’m sure the goals will follow.”
“Against Leicester, in the first 15 minutes we had several shots on goal and against Manchester United we had both Tammy Abraham and myself hit the frame of the goal. Frank is always looking for us to play in that way.”
“The message is all about intensity and direct, offensive football so we’re working on improving that because we know we have quality in our team. ‘We have so much potential to improve going forward with a manager who’s always working with us on the offensive aspect. I’m really enjoying the fact we’re playing this way in such an offensive style and I’m sure the results will come.”
Further, Emerson added,
“It’s a new season with a new manager and new ideas,’ Emerson added. ‘We have a young team in comparison to last season but in the last three matches we’ve played, even though we haven’t got the results we were looking for, I think we’ve shown a good level of football.”
“I arrived a year-and-a-half ago and I’m just so happy at Chelsea. ‘Things have progressed naturally and I’m still young, only 25, so I have a lot of potentials and a lot more to give.”
“I’m feeling very happy and relaxed here, which will be important for my progression. ‘My ambition is always to do my best and help the team in any way I can.”
“It’s normal when you’re at Chelsea that there’s pressure on every match because it’s a big club and that’s just part of the game.”