The recent struggles of the Blues’ continues as they suffered their 3rd feat in 4 games in the premier league.The West London side were away to the struggling Gunners and under-fired Mikel Arteta at the Emirates in the weekend for matchday 15 of the premier league season.
Arsenal got the better of the Blues’ and grabbed the entire there points and inflicted 3rd defeats in four, having lost to Wolverhampton Wanderers and Everton the week before.Goals from Alexander Lacazette from the Penalty spot and a glorious top corner free kick from Granit Xhaka have the host a comfortable lead at halftime. Bukayo Saka added the third just after the hour mark to seal all the points for Arsenal who had fail to win a game in 7 outings prior to London Derby.
Back in action on Monday against the villains, Aston Villa, Frank Lampard and his men will be looking bounce back from the embarrassing defeat to the Gunners. Speaking of the game, Frank Lampard has confirmed on the squad ready for the clash against Dean Smith’s Villa.The Blues’ head coach confirmed the absence of the Blues’ winger, Hakim Ziyech who has been out of the sides for the past 4 gameweeks.
One good news is the possible return of Callum Hudson Odoi to the starting X11 after picking an injury which kept him out for weeks.The 20 year old returned with an assist to Abraham’s late consolation strike against Arsenal. Speaking to Chelsea’s Fifth Stand app, Lampard said: “Callum was fantastic with his energy. That’s what we needed and why he will play in the next game. If Callum plays like that, then he can be a really serious player.”
Midfield sensation, Billy Gilmourr is also fit and available for selection come tonight. The Blues’ will be looking to bounce back against a team which has not lost in their last 4 games.
One player that’s also not guaranteed of starting spot is summer signing, Timo Werner. The 24 year old German had been underperforming as he’s been unable to find the net in 10 games.
Olivier Giroud who was an unused substitute against his former side may lead the line for the Blues’ tonight in a game of a must win.
Available squad for the clash:
GK: Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga
DF: Reece James, Ben Chilwell, Marcos Alonso, Fikayo Tomori, Kurt Zouma, Thiago Silva, Tony Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta, Emerson Palmieri
MD: Mason Mount, Billy Gilmourr, Christian Pulisic, Jorginho Frello, Mateo Covaçic, Ñgolo Kante, Kai Havertz
FW: Timo Werner, Tammy Abraham, Olivier Giroud.
Who you want to see start tomorrow???
Opinion: Whatever has befallen Timo Werner is caused by Frank Lampard. Timo is not a player that can dribble.He shouldn’t be played on the wing by no reason. A winger is a dribbler and a cutter, something Timo can’t do. He needs to played in his natural role. Frank is the problem for this team right now.
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