Gary Neville said he was disappointed with Chelsea attackers Hakim Ziyech, Christian Pulisic and Timo Werner after the 3-1 defeat to Manchester City.
On paper, Chelsea seemed to have all the ingredients to threaten City on the counter: Werner’s and Pulisic’s pace up front and Ziyech’s diagonal balls from the right flanks.
But the visitors were the ones scoring from counter-attacking situations, while Chelsea struggled to even test City’s second-choice goalkeeper Zack Steffen.
They had just two shots on target in 90 minutes; one in each half.
Like many Blues fans, Neville was understandably unimpressed by Chelsea’s starting front three.
He told Sky Sports: “Today with Ziyech back, Pulisic on the left, and Werner up front, I thought they could cause City problems with their movements.
“But they never really got a foothold in the game, those three. They looked weak.”
Neville believes Chelsea should have made a lot more progress than they have shown so far.
“Now it gets to the point where I thought Frank [Lampard] could settle his team down after a difficult start this season but now I think he’s going back to square one,” he added.
“He has to work it out quickly, he’ll be concerned by what he’s seen.”