Frank Lampard says 4-3-3 is 'way forward' for Chelsea

Frank Lampard believes the 4-3-3 formation brings out a lot of strengths from his players and the system is “a way forward” for Chelsea.

There have been a lot of discussions among Blues fans about a potential formation change after back-to-back defeats against Everton and Wolves.

Timo Werner and Kai Havertz’s recent poor performances could be a few reasons why some fans feel a new formation is needed.

Werner thrived as a deep forward in a two-man upfront formation at Leipzig while Havertz prefers to play in a No.10 — both roles don’t exist in the 4-3-3 system.

However, Lampard said he still believes in the current system as he reminded the fans about the system’s big role in the previous 17-game unbeaten run.

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“I have to do what I believe in and what we have done this season,” he told Chelsea’s official website.

“The unbeaten run probably coincided with us turning to 4-3-3.

“I felt it was a way forward for us and it’s bringing out a lot of the strengths in the players.

“We were doing it very well.”

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Lampard argued that the system was not the problem in the last two defeats.

“We were just doing things at 70 per cent,” he added.

“So there are little things and that’s the lesson for the players to have to react in-game and pick up those moments and get them right.”

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