Frank Lampard has hinted at his frustration over the position of Chelsea‘s goalkeepers within the membership’s poor defensive file after one other haphazard show in opposition to Southampton on Saturday.
The Blues led 2-0 and 3-2 at Stamford Bridge solely to concede a stoppage-time equaliser as they missed out on the prospect to maneuver above Premier League champions Liverpool within the formative desk.
Final season, Chelsea grew to become the primary staff within the Premier League to concede 54 objectives but nonetheless end within the prime 4. Lampard sought to handle the problem by signing defenders Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell throughout the summer time.
Mendy made his debut in Chelsea’s 4-0 win over Crystal Palace, which stays their solely clear sheet within the league this season. Nonetheless, Kepa confronted Southampton, with Willy Caballero in objective, because the Blues scrapped to an error-strewn 3-3 draw at West Brom final month.
Chelsea have conceded 63 objectives in Lampard’s 43 league video games in cost — the worst file of any Blues boss at this stage. The 42-year-old sought to defend these numbers suggesting they have been efficient in proscribing opponents to fewer possibilities, subsequently shifting the scrutiny onto his goalkeepers.
“By way of the objectives conceded, sure I’m conscious of the stats and the opposite stat is that since I have been right here we have conceded the second least pictures within the Premier League, I believe behind Manchester Metropolis,” Lampard stated.
“So it lets you typically perhaps slender down a number of the points and the problems are that we do not concede many pictures on our objective however after we do, we concede objectives.
“I believe it’s one thing we have been all conscious of while you have a look at recruitment. And extra importantly that you simply comprehend it while you work day by day on the pitch with the gamers to ensure after we are arrange nicely.
“We do not create many possibilities however the possibilities we do concede we let in an excessive amount of.
“That’s one thing we work on particularly. In fact, we need to concede much less objectives as all groups do in the meanwhile. There are a number of groups conceding a number of objectives within the Premier League in the meanwhile and we’re all in an identical place to a level.
“It’s going to all the time be one thing we work on as a lot as our attacking play.”
Mendy is struggling to be obtainable for Tuesday evening’s Champions League group stage opener in opposition to Sevilla because of a thigh drawback.
Kepa was at fault for Southampton’s second objective however Lampard should select whether or not to persevere with the Spaniard or go for Caballero, who turned 39 final month.
In the meantime, Billy Gilmour is anticipated to be obtainable once more in “three to 4 weeks” in accordance with Lampard.
The 19-year-old has not featured since July 7 after present process a knee operation and is at the moment coaching alone open air with the membership’s physios in an try to rejoin classes alongside the primary staff squad later this month.