“According to former Blues midfielder Alan Hudson, there are” too many negatives “for Chelsea manager Frank Lampard after their 0-0 draw against Sevilla on Tuesday night.
Kurt Zouma had the best chance of a disappointing night in West London, the free header of the French defender losing all sting due to a deflection.
With all six of their £200 million summer signings on the pitch for the first time, Lampard’s Chelsea ended the night goal-less.
But the Blues boss has yet to find the right match for his expensively assembled jigsaw, prompting flashes of hope.
With his regimented but uninspired Chelsea almost the exact opposite of Saturday’s sloppy but thrilling Blues in the 3-3 Southampton draw, Lampard will doubtless have been confused by this stalemate.
And Hudson, who in the 1970s made 189 appearances for Chelsea, chose Zouma and Cesar Azpilicueta as their two weakest points.
“Hudson told CaughtOffside,” Werner was excellent and likely wished he could play against Chelsea’s defense.
“He was the one big positive along with Havertz just behind him, but there are too many negatives for Frank who can’t see that Azpilicueta and Zouma are not good enough.
“The other teams are improving on the attacking front and these two are hopeless. Frank should’ve played young Reece James no matter that he played for England.
“He has big issues if he can’t see what I can see.”
Kepa Arrizabalaga has come in for criticism this term but Hudson reckons it’s “too easy” to blame the Spaniard, he added: “You shouldn’t have to rely on your goalkeeper if you set up your midfield and back four well enough.
“Frank can’t do that. It’s too easy to blame the keeper.
“Frank seems to have clouded judgement about his young starlets, as I don’t think they’re everything he thinks they are. He has a lot of problems and hasn’t addressed his defenders at all.”