Take Timo Werner out of the spotlight, figure out a Plan B and find a way to keep Hakim Ziyech fit… two defeats in four days has Chelsea under the microscope again and the pressure is on Frank Lampard to stop the rot
After a 17-match unbeaten run, Chelsea have lost twice in the past four days Frank Lampard needs to find a Plan B, particularly for big games on the road He still has not found the best position to maximise midfielder Kai Havertz Timo Werner arrived with big expectations but he needs to be taken out Sportsmail looks at areas Lampard must address to arrest their losing run
The cloak of invincibility that was beginning to engulf this Blues squad has long since vanished and the merry optimism that was spilling into Christmas week has been tempered.
The second of those defeats, a 2-1 reverse away to Wolves thanks to a 95th-minute strike by Pedro Neto, did not even surprise boss Frank Lampard.
He talked of fatigue kicking in, a ‘drop in standards’ not being acceptable and a ‘lesson’ dished out to players that they remain a long way from a league title.