The 4-0 win against Morecambe was used as a confidence-building exercise with the Blues manager selecting a robust XI against the League Two side
Frank Lampard thinks his squad lacks a ruthless nature and says they don’t have enough “killers” despite Chelsea’s impressive 4-0 home convert Morecambe within the FA Cup.
The win was used as a confidence-building exercise with Lampard selecting a robust 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 that has seen the club win only one of their last six league games.
Lampard went onto say that one problem may be a lack of killer instinct that the world’s best teams possess.
“What we can’t ask the youth of this squad sometimes is to be absolutely consistent and be killers, like other players within the league are in terms of the numbers they produce and consistently produce,” Lampard said in his news conference at Stamford Bridge.
“That will come for our lads but at the instant their contributions are good.
“I mean killers within the absolute best terms and that I hope people know what I mean. we’ve tons of young players with tons of potentials, who are coming through and of a young age.
“However the players at the highest 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 that they produce week on week, with big numbers. Players at that stage expect to be producing at those kinds of levels.
“So, for us, there’s work to be done to urge to the amount where hopefully we will jump to challenge those teams.”
Only Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell, and Edouard Mendy were rested among Chelsea’s regular starters on Sunday afternoon.
Fikayo Tomori made his introduction in September from the bench but his lack of minutes has meant that he has not been ready to continue his development. Lampard admits that the Britain international could continue loan within the January transfer window.
“Situation with Fikayo is open at the instant. there’s an opportunity he might be a happening loan to urge games elsewhere,” he added. “So that might need to be the answer for him and therefore the club.
“That was a part of my thinking of not starting him today. I gave him some minutes within the end but while we are watching that I wanted to form sure it had been the proper thing for the club and him and individually. So that’s why he didn’t start – but his attitude, albeit he hasn’t played much recently, has been fantastic in training and in how he’s.