Mark Lawrenson says he’s waiting for Chelsea to crack again
Chelsea host Sheffield United on Saturday evening in the Premier League, which is an opportunity for the team to sign off on a positive note before the two-week international break.
The Blues welcome strugglers Sheffield United to Stamford Bridge and the visitors have just one point from seven league games so far.
But in contrast Frank Lampard’s men have 12 points on the board in the league and more importantly are starting to gel together with all the new signings coming to the fore.
A record of six clean sheets in seven games across all competitions highlights the massive improvement in the defence with goalkeeper Edouard Mendy and centre-back Thiago Silva playing massive roles.
Meanwhile, the attackers are beginning to rediscover their best form and there is a lot of excitement building around forward Timo Werner right now.
Despite some great form of late, BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson has explained ahead of the weekend that’s he’s not convinced yet by the new-look Chelsea side and feels there could be a bump in the road at some point soon.
“Chelsea have scored 10 goals in their past three games and have not conceded in any of their past five. That is all very impressive, but I am still not wholly convinced. They should win on Saturday, but I am waiting for them to crack again,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport.
Chelsea have turned on the style in recent games with some great victories in the Champions League and the form guide is massively in their favour going into the game with Sheffield United, but supporters will remember they picked up just one point from them last season in the two league fixtures.
This is certainly a new team that Lampard is beginning to assemble and it’s understandable that there will be question marks still over them, but they are undoubtedly moving in the right direction with a real defensive stability that any top side needs.