West Ham 3-2 Chelsea: Frank Lampard’s Three STUPID Sins Highlighted

West Ham 3-2 Chelsea
Chelsea succumbed to a late 2-1 defeat to West Ham to seriously hamper their top-four hopes after the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal won with ease against Brighton and Norwich.

It is a huge boost for David Moyes, whose side is fighting relegation but it is a real kick in the teeth for Champions League-chasing Chelsea – but where did Frank Lampard get it wrong?
Shambolic centre-backs

If Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen are Chelsea’s best defenders going into the final handful of matches, they can kiss goodbye to their top-four hopes.

They would do better putting out some training cones – at least they would stand a chance of getting in the way of West Ham’s attacks.

For all three goals, the duo proved utterly useless while throughout the contest they exhibited defensive skills that even Laurel and Hardy would laugh at.
Up-top mix-up

Tammy Abraham was very clearly the wrong choice for a match like this. West Ham was happy to defend for large quantities of the game and Abraham does not possess the link-up play necessary to beat a low-block.

He was either crowded out, heavy-footed or offside – and really Olivier Giroud should have started.
However, Lampard’s mistake was in not putting the Frenchman on sooner – perhaps he was feeling a bit more sympathetic after hauling off three players at half-time against Leicester?

Alonso must go
Quite simply, any side that holds ambitions of Champions League football should not be starting Alonso in a back-four.

He is woefully in adept at the position – he cannot run, he cannot defend and he barely possesses any actual footballing ability.

This is not the first time the Spaniard has been caught out at left-back and will not be the last if Lampard continues to persevere.
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