Former Tottenham player Jermain Jenas has warned Frank Lampard that he will have to find new ways to score goals following the departure of Eden Hazard. After much speculation, the Belgian finally joined Los Blancos this summer in a £130m deal.
Lampard came into power following the departure of Maurizio Sarri to Juventus. However, the Englishman has been unable to sign a replacement for Hazard owing to Chelsea’s transfer ban.
The Blues faced a humiliating 4-0 defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford in their first game of the season. Lampard fielded a substantially inexperienced side in the absence of N’Golo Kante, Antonio Rudiger and Olivier Giroud due to injuries.
Marcus Rashford netted a brace against Chelsea, while Anthony Martial and debutant Daniel James also made it to the scoresheet.
Lampard handed a chance to Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount. The former hit the pole on two different occasions in the first half but was unable to score a goal.
Speaking about the condition, Jenas said,
“That was always going to be the case, that’s not something new. They knew they were going to lose Eden Hazard and that they had a transfer embargo.”
“That’s just the job Frank Lampard had on his hands. He has to find a new way of playing, trying to go and get those goals from everywhere on the pitch.”
“I saw enough in the first half to know that they will create chances.”
“It’s just – have they got that person who’s going to be clinical when they need it, so those types of games don’t get flipped on the head like that.”
Chelsea will look to get the first taste of victory as they prepare to face Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup clash on Thursday, followed by a home game against Leicester City on Sunday.