Chelsea still need to address weakness to challenge for Premier League title

In spite of Chelsea’s improvements under Frank Lampard this season and moving in the right directions, the club have some way to go to return to the top of the Premier League. Chelsea have already made two big transfer signings ahead of next season adding RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner and Ajax playmaker Hakim Ziyech. The club have improved the attack but that isn’t the area in which they really need work. Chelsea are preparing for a big finish to the season with games upcoming versus West Ham and Watford. Blues supporters can sign up with RF365 to get a bet bonus before the games and bet on the team they believe will win.

Where area does Lampard need to address?

Anyone who has seen Chelsea play this season knows the two biggest areas that need upgrades are in defence. Chelsea paid Athletic Bilbao an incredible £72 million for Kepa Arrizabalaga in August 2018. Over the course of two seasons, Chelsea have got inconsistent play and mutiny from the shot-stopper. Kepa’s time at Stamford Bridge now looks up with a move to Valencia on the cards and a potential deal for Everton’s shaky Jordan Pickford in the making. Chelsea will hope to turn around their Champions League last 16 tie with Bayern Munich. Supporters can visit US betting codes to get a bet bonus before wagering on Chelsea’s second leg fixture with Bayern Munich and the team they believe will win.

Central defence is another place that Lampard needs to strengthen. The manager allowed David Luis to leave last season which at the time looked like a mistake. After watching Luiz stumble through a season at the Emirates, allowing the Brazilian to leave was a blessing in disguise.

The duo of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen has been good at times. However, neither centre-back has a great track record for staying fit. Christensen has played just 17 times in the league after 31 matchdays while Rudiger played only one of Chelsea’s opening 16 matches of the Premier League campaign.

An exciting attack in the making

The area that Lampard doesn’t need any additional strength is the attack. Chelsea have an exciting set of players and have added to it already with Werner and Ziyech. Christian Pulisic is finally fully fit and played brilliant with Mason Mount in support of Olivier Giroud against Manchester City.

Werner’s arrival could make striker Tammy Abraham’s place at Stamford Bridge expendable. Abraham’s place in the team this season only came due to the club’s transfer ban. Lampard had margainlised Giroud in the first half of the campaign, yet the Frenchman has won over the manager due to his hard work and positioning. Abraham’s play against Manchester City showed his Achilles heel which is poor positioning and a work rate that declines as the game wears on.

Chelsea may not be good enough to win the Premier League in 2020-21, but will be a team that pushes the teams at the top of the table for much of the season. There is a lot of promise at Stamford Bridge and the foundation has been built for an exciting future under Lampard.