Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has spoken about how he wants to balance the squad.
After having an intense draw with Manchester United, Chelsea is determined to use all it’s firepower. But the question is, which areas will Lampard want to improve?
‘Where we have conceded more goals than I would have liked in certain games this season, it is important to try to address those problems,’ Lampard confirms.
‘Obviously we are addressing them at the back. I thought we defended the box very well [at Old Trafford].
‘Defending for me at this level when you have individual players with good quality is about concentration. Concentration is what defines defending in top players generally. Thiago Silva on Saturday was a great example of a defender who concentrates at every moment of a game, not just to affect things himself but to affect those around him. That was a big plus.’
‘The balance is something we will constantly work on. We got in nice areas at certain times. We didn’t have the usual spark that we have seen from Timo and Kai already, or what Christian can do, but I will take positives in that we defended very well and had at times good control, but did not have the absolute penetration we normally have.’
‘It is normal it will take some time for the relationships in the side to form, whether we want to play the ball in behind or to feet. We are in such an early part of the season and I know the qualities and the reasons we brought Timo and Kai into the club. I know the qualities we already have there and Hakim Ziyech is now looking like he is coming close to starting a game with his fitness. I am very happy with the players.’