Frank Lampard will have been disappointed with Chelsea’s 2-2 draw against Sheffield United last weekend.
At 2-0 up after 45 minutes, the Blues were cruising and it looked as though they were going to pick up their second successive victory. However, in the second half, the Blades turned it around and managed to earn themselves a point.
It means that the former Derby County manager has won just one of his first five games in charge of the south-west London outfit going into the international break.
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Lampard will still have a lot of time on his hands to get things right, at least in the eyes of the Chelsea supporters, but there have been questions raised in regards to his substitutions on Saturday. Willian, Michy Batshuayi and Billy Gilmour came on for Ross Barkley, Mateo Kovacic and Tammy Abraham, and they really didn’t add much to the side.
The Chelsea fans have criticised these swaps, and they have taken to Twitter to do so. You can see some of the best comments below.
Yes, agree with you. However this weekend results was the doing of Lampard. The sub of Gilmour for Kovacic was poor judgement and game mgt. The message would have been stay compact, don’t loose balls and close the game
— solomon (@solomondoo) September 2, 2019
It has alot to do with him.
The ball should reach there. How do we let shlfd attack, attack, attack us for 45min everybody could see the goal coming. What did lamp do. Absolutely nothing just weakened the team by subbing mid nd bring bat who can barely hold the ball
— nin waalan (@kaahil11) September 2, 2019
Not a wise choice lampard…. Although Tomori did not cost us the game azpi, 2 sub mistake and willie did..
— ejay uwa (@ejay_busy) September 2, 2019
Fans expect us to beat teams like sheffield united at home at worst not give up a two goal lead. Lampard made bad subs by bringing on gilmour and michy when that game was screaming for a next defender to shut out the win.
— Leone Mitchell (@leone_mitchell) September 2, 2019
Well Azpi was getting rinsed again and was so bad and Lampard made stupid subs
— dave (@nonbiasedchels) September 1, 2019
Will you ppl stop comparing Azpi to James that, you havnt even seen the james in action yet nd you guys are aready condemning ur loyal captain, My view i will blame lampard for our lost is selection the sub he got it all wrong..
— olaitan emmanuel (@olaitanemmanu16) September 1, 2019
Other managers use their substitutions to salvage a game and go for a winner, Lampard makes a sub and we drop points.
— Jack Robinson (@FeralJack_) September 1, 2019
Sorry sir, I didn’t accept preposterous in-game decisions from Sarri, and I am also NOT going to accept it from Mr. Lampard, I don’t care about statuses, I care about MY team’s performances & the outcome. Sense isn’t common but apply it. The Gilmour’s sub was a STUPID decision.
— Sono (@Sonobliss) September 1, 2019