Chelsea legend Alan Hudson has expressed the sadness for the summer signings amidst a tactical dilemma for Frank Lampard.
“Frank was desperate to stop conceding so set his stall out to do so, therefore not having a shot on goal at the other end for so long, and in 90 minutes less than any other match this season,” Hudson told CaughtOffside.
“He has now got himself into quite a predicament and is ‘stuck in the middle’. After two 0-0s he’s put himself in a very tricky situation as to how to go about future matches. The creativity was clear – there was none, and the whole team were tuned into keeping a clean sheet as a defeat would have been harmful.
“The strange thing is, even though they’ve been disappointing in drawing 3-3 against West Brom and Southampton – not title winning form – they would have been 3rd had they won. But that wasn’t his objective (against Man Utd) and he was fortunate that Solskjaer had the exact same idea.
“This was a case of two very under-pressure managers … Frank will have had a long hard night sleeping thinking what to do next.”
On Werner and Havertz, Hudson added: “They were both disappointing because this defensive formula was foreign to them. They are both forward thinking players and they must be thinking ‘How many do we have to score to win?’