Inconsistency has been the main problem facing Chelsea in recent times, in five consecutive matches, Frank Lampard’s squad has only won four points, the result of one win and a draw, while the other three matches ended in defeat.
The decline in the performance of the Blues certainly invited question marks from various parties, especially before they recorded brilliant results and were unbeaten in 15 consecutive matches.
Injuries seem to be the main problem facing Chelsea, some of their players have to be absent at crucial moments, including Hakim Ziyech, the Moroccan player suffered a thigh injury in the match against Leeds United, December 6.
Frank Lampard also admitted that the decline in performance experienced by the Blues was quite influenced by Ziyech’s absence, even the 42-year-old coach also considered that his team really needed the player who was bought from Ajax Amsterdam.
“Chelsea’s decline in performance coincided with Hakim Ziyech’s injury, it’s not a coincidence, but we can’t continue to depend on him. Yes, Ziyech is very effective when on the field and has a hand in the goals scored by Chelsea,” said Lampard as reported by Goal.
It doesn’t really come as a surprise if Lampard thinks that Chelsea miss Hakim Ziyech, the 27-year-old player is indeed an important figure on the front lines and has already collected two goals and three. assist of 12 games.
After being held to a draw at Aston Villa, Chelsea players will immediately prepare to play the match against Manchester City on (3/1), they will also start their journey in the FA Cup competition when they meet League Two club, Morecombe, 10 January 2021.