Chelsea FC: Frank Lampard Needs to Find Fixes, And Fast
One point from two matches. Quite a few minutes of delightful football. Even more minutes of the same football leading to reckless abandonment and conceding. Should Chelsea and Frank Lampard be worried or optimistic about what’s to come?
Top 10 Scorers of the England national football team
Scoring against San Marino in a Euro 2016 spot clincher, Wayne Rooney finally tied Bobby Charlton on top of the England national football team’s scoring charts, making it 49 goals in 106 caps for the national team, and now surely on his way to becoming the record holder for the Three Lions, leaving the likes of Alan Shearer, Michael Owen and Frank Lampard behind.
9 Best Memes of Frank Lampard Scoring for Manchester City Against Chelsea
Of all the players in all the world, Frank Lampard had to be the one who saved Manchester City with 10 men against Chelsea, obviously getting the meme makers to focus on him.
10 Oldest Players Heading Into the 2014 World Cup
Only one national team, Colombia, has more than one player in the top 10 of oldest players who’ll be part of the 2014 World Cup, featuring Mario Yepes and Faryd Mondragon. It’s not only fringe and lesser known players on this list, as fading stars like Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba, Gianluigi Buffon and Miroslav Klose have also made it into the list.
Chelsea FC – Andre Schurrle Can’t Make Up For a Soft Team
One of the interesting things about the makeup of this Chelsea team in comparison to the one Jose Mourinho had during his first tenure at the club is physicality. There’s plenty of talent in the modern version – Andre Schurrle, Eden Hazard, Juan Manuel Mata and others. However, too many of those he had a few years ago have grown weaker and slower during that time, while other new faces are simply too soft for his own vision of how this team should look like.
Chelsea FC – Eden Hazard Makes Up For Awful Defending
This isn’t the Chelsea team Jose Mourinho had during his first Premier League tenure, so he has to play to the current strengths. Not the defense, which is a mess right now no matter who is playing in it, but the attacking midfield and especially Eden Hazard, the team’s best player that should have more nights of dominant football like his most recent performance, finishing with two goals and an assist.
Chelsea FC – Jose Mourinho Keeps Making Rotation Mistakes
Handling a deep squad shouldn’t be something Jose Mourinho struggles to do, but it seems that either the November curse that always strikes Chelsea or simply the Portuguese manager still not having a full grasp of what’s going on right under his nose is costing his team points both in Europe and in the Premier League, plenty of times due to his own mistakes and sometimes prejudice against certain players.
Chelsea FC – Eden Hazard Should Have Come On Sooner
It’s hard to say if it was arrogance that was leading Jose Mourinho when he picked the lineup for his team’s defeat at Basel, or simply the rest and betterment of players. Chelseas struggled for long minutes on both ends of the pitch, and the introduction of Eden Hazard to the match came way too late to turn things around.
Chelsea FC – Oscar Epitomizing the Jose Mourinho Style
Falling further down the title race wasn’t an option for Chelsea, so Jose Mourinho admitted to his own mistakes by actions (never by words) and changed his formation into a 4-3-3, that gave Oscar more freedom than before in his best match of the season while Frank Lampard, one of the team’s worst players this season, was finally left with enough freedom and no central midfield responsibilities in order to look like a player worth keeping.
Chelsea FC – Eden Hazard the Only Attacking Midfielder That Worked
There’s nothing new about Jose Mourinho loving to use massive rotations in his lineup. There is a hierarchy in his attacking midfield unit that gives preference to Eden Hazard and Oscar, but the rest keeps changing according to his mood and opponent. Despite probably being the best manager in the league, he makes mistakes as well, and maybe too many of them so far, when making his choices for the first XI.