Frank Lampard has lifted the lid on his tactical tweaks following Chelsea’s emphatic 5-2 victory over Wolverhampton yesterday. Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount scored a goal apiece, while Tammy Abraham netted his first career hattrick for Chelsea.
Speaking about the changes he made in his tactics, Lampard said,
“It’s a tough place to come. They haven’t lost here for a long time. They get good results against the top six teams because they defend so well and are dangerous on the counter-attack.”
“We changed the system. The players took that on board really well. I’m delighted to come here and score five goals because not many teams do that.”
“[Wolves] play three at the back and they play it very well. There are two points really. One is we’ve conceded more than we’d have liked to. We had Toni back fit and to have three centre-halves gives you a bit more security on face value.”
“And also I want us to be adaptable in an attacking sense. What it allowed us to do today is get Mason and Willian in really nice positions, inside wingers, behind Tammy. They caused Wolves exactly the problems we wanted to cause them. It was good to see the work we had done on it come off.”
Chelsea will face Valencia midweek in what happens to be the first game of their Champions League season.