Lampard has Emery on the ropes

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard’s style of play has put Unai Emery under pressure, according to Alan Smith.

Smith said, ‘You look at the table and Arsenal are still in a good position, and with the way Spurs and Manchester United are, it’s a great chance to finish in the top four,’ said two-time Division One Golden Boot winner, Smith.’

‘If they don’t this season, then there are a lot of questions to answer and you’d imagine he wouldn’t be around next season. ‘They are going to have to sort themselves out and get some results because the opening is there. Chelsea under Frank Lampard have sorted themselves out, he’s getting his ideas across.

‘I know it’s a different situation but you’ve got a new manager there who has adopted a style of play he likes, but you just can’t see that with Emery.

‘When they haven’t got the ball, they look at sixes and sevens at times. Hopefully, they can become a little more resilient and stop giving the opposition encouragement. It’s that ability to shut the opposition out – they’ve got to try to introduce that to their game.

‘You always need better players – and central midfield might be one area they look at in January – but it’s that organisation and getting things across on the training ground and becoming a tough nut to crack, which Arsenal haven’t been for a long time, that Emery needs to focus on.’

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