Alan Shearer says Chelsea still have quality options in attack despite a disappointing display in Sunday’s derby against Tottenham Hotspur.
Chelsea did not have any 0-0 result throughout the campaign last season, but they have now had three goalless draws in all competitions; against Sevilla, Manchester United, and Spurs.
On one hand, it shows that Frank Lampard’s team has somewhat matured into a team who would know when they have to be pragmatic and secure the point.
On the other hand, Chelsea have once again failed to score against a top side.
They brought in some of the best attacking talents on the planet in Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, and Kai Havertz in the summer for this sort of game.
But so far, Chelsea have scored just one goal in five games (in all competitions) against teams who you would consider top teams such as Liverpool, Spurs, Manchester United, and Sevilla.
It’s safe to say, Lampard’s attackers have yet to deliver on the big occasions.
However, according to Shearer, there is nothing to worry about for the Chelsea fans.
“The Blues are harder to break down [defensively], but they have not lost their cutting edge in attack, where they have so many options to choose from,” Shearer told BBC Sports.
“They did not manage a goal against Tottenham, but had by far the better opportunities even though Mourinho’s side were reluctant to open up for the majority of the game.”
The Premier League all-time top scorer highlighted that Tottenham were “happy sitting deep in their own half” on Sunday, with Moussa Sissoko playing as a third centre-back at times.
“There was not much space for Chelsea to exploit, but they still should have scored,” he explained.
“Tammy Abraham had three good chances, Olivier Giroud was through late on and Mason Mount forced a brilliant save from Hugo Lloris.
“A point against Spurs in the form they are in goes down as a good result of course but, knowing Frank, he will believe his side can get even better.”