Usually, only the audience is praised by a coach or player when asked about the beauty of a team. Here’s the opposite situation.
Not known at the end of the season, Stamford Bridge fans have praised Lampard’s teachers or not. But for the moment, Lampard has praised Chelsea fans, saying that they are very smart!
Despite only standing in the lower half of the Premier League rankings, Lampard is still assured of the support of the Stamford Bridge audience. He commented on the intelligence of Chelsea fans: “They are very knowledgeable. The older fans saw and knew too much. Fans in the modern period have witnessed the situation of replacing the coach with different people and ways of playing”.
Lampard said true, or did he take the first step in the psychological battle with the fans? Whatever you want to infer. The problem is that right after complimenting the fans, Lampard made the Stamford Bridge audience excited again, with a 7-1 victory over Grimsby Town in the League Cup. This is Chelsea’s first home win this season.
Not to say more about the great youth of Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount or Fikayo Tomori in the past matches. Now, another series of young players have just made their mark against Grimsby. Billy Gilmour was so small that before the ball rolled, people thought it was just the team mascot. Reece James is excellent. Callum Hudson-Odoi has shaken off the injury, returned and proved ready for matches at a higher level.
The problem is that with so many young players, there is not a way to play smoothly and smoothly. And, more generally, there is no real stable Chelsea at the moment. That was the important message that Lampard made, when he praised the Chelsea fans for being intelligent and patient. On the other hand, it can be said that Lampard has cleverly countered those who criticize Chelsea whenever the team fails.
Last season, it was Chelsea’s “Sarri-ball”. Nobody knows how Jorginho passes the ball. He was present almost exclusively to the ball, in the middle of the yard. Now Jorginho is the most prolific passer in the Premier League.
That is the difference between day and night! At one point, Lampard arranged a 4-2-3-1 scheme, but at times he returned to 4-3-3. At times, Chelsea overwhelmed, with the majority. At times, they suddenly exploit Jorginho’s long balls to attack quickly. All shows: there is still no stable Chelsea in terms of play (and achievement, of course). The analysis and dissection of expertise in the past matches so are only temporary. Only the understanding of Chelsea fans is stable!