Chelsea are struggling defensively – and that’s the last thing they need ahead of Liverpool’s visit.
The Blues aren’t having a terrible season by any means and they currently sit in sixth. Considering the summer transfer ban, loss of Eden Hazard, and new manager, that’s not too bad.
This isn’t the Chelsea of the last 16 years. It’s one competing on the back foot and surely not expecting too much.
But there is one area where they will be expecting far more – defensively. It’s something we noted ahead of the UEFA Super Cup meeting and their form since suggests the same.
Frank Lampard’s side have conceded 11 times in just five games, which is the second-worst record in the league. Only Norwich have conceded more (12) and both of the bottom teams have conceded 10.
Now, Chelsea aren’t struggling going forward. They’ve scored 11, cancelling out their conceded and providing the foundations for their 6th place.
But while Liverpool need to watch out for the form of Tammy Abraham and co., Chelsea will still worry. They’re comping up against one of the world’s best forward lines, after all, and one that is in form.
Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah already have four Premier League goals each, while Mane scored twice against Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup.
And so, this is a great attack, in form, playing against a defence that is really struggling.
Things certainly look quite good for Liverpool this Sunday.