Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has picked out one big defensive problem plaguing Frank Lampard’s young team.
Offensively, Chelsea have done relatively well this season.
The Blues ranked fourth in the terms of goals (51) in the Premier League, mostly thanks to Tammy Abraham’s 13 goals which put him as Chelsea’s top-scoring player.
Defensively, however, Lampard’s men have conceded the third-most goals (39) among the teams in the top half of the table.
And according to Jorginho, it has largely due to the team’s failure to read the game situations.
Speaking in an interview with ESPN Brasil, the 28-year-old said: “Sometimes, honestly, there is a lack of group experience, of understanding the moments of the game, you know?
“Sometimes you can’t attack, attack, attack. Sometimes you have to hold the game a little.
“So whether you like it or not, I believe it is also a matter of time to be able to grow.”
Chelsea have been caught on the counters multiple times this season as they put more bodies up front in search of goals.
One example would be when Chelsea conceded a late equaliser in the 1-1 draw against Brighton in January.
Chelsea had been leading for the majority of the game through Cesar Azpilicueta’s goal but grew frustrated to find the second goal before Brighton eventually levelled the score from a corner-kick situation.
Lampard have had a squad full of players in their first Premier League though, like what Jorginho said.
Players such as Mason Mount, Reece James, Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori will hopefully learn from experiences, and Chelsea can grind those 1-0 wins when needed.