Lampard – “Chelsea Lack Killer Instinct”
Written by MAX FM on January 11, 2021
Frank Lampard thinks his squad lacks a ruthless nature and says they don’t have enough “killers” despite Chelsea’s impressive 4-0 home win over Morecambe in the FA Cup.
The win was used as a confidence-building exercise with Lampard selecting a strong XI against the League Two side.
Timo Werner ended a 13-game goal drought and Kai Havertz stopped a run of 15 matches without a strike. It came amid a poor run of form where Chelsea won just one of their last six league games.
Lampard meanwhile went onto say that one problem is a lack of killer instinct that the world’s best teams possess.
Lampard said in his press conference at Stamford Bridge.
“What we can’t ask the youth of this squad sometimes is to be absolutely consistent and be killers. Other players in the league are in terms of the numbers they produce and consistently produce,”
“That will come for our lads but at the moment their contributions are good.
“I mean killers in the best possible terms and I hope people know what I mean. We have a lot of young players with a lot of potential. They are coming through and of a young age.
“However the players at the top of the Premier League are scoring week on week and winning year on year, and at the ages of 27, 28, and are very established and they produce week on week, with big numbers. Players at that stage expect to be producing at those sorts of levels.
“So, for us, there’s work to be done to get to the levels where hopefully we can jump to challenge those teams.”
Only Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell, and Edouard Mendy were rested among Chelsea’s earlier regular starters on Sunday afternoon.