Chelsea fans concerned by their defence ahead of the new season

Pre-season has been positive from a Chelsea perspective overall, with the Blues losing just one of the six games they have played. They have also recorded victories against Barcelona, RB Salzburg, Reading and St.Patrick’s Athletic.

However, questions are being asked of the defence. The Blues have conceded 10 goals, with six of those coming against the inferior opposition of Reading and Salzburg.

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In their last match against Borussia Monchengladbach, the same issues occurred. Frank Lampard’s team eventually earned themselves a 2-2 draw, but not before trailing to goals from Alassane Plea and Jonas Hoffman before half-time.

As it stands, it is unclear who Lampard will choose as his first-choice centre-backs, with Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen and David Luiz all in the hunt. There is a decision to make a left-back as well, and remains it unclear whether Emerson or Marcos Alonso will start at left-back on Sunday against Manchester United.

The Chelsea fans too have noticed the issues facing the back-line, and voiced their concerns following the draw with the Bundesliga outfit on Twitter:

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