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Chelsea have had a reasonably good season so far when you take all things into account.

Frank Lampard’s first season as a manager in the top flight, losing our best and most creative player in Eden Hazard, and not being able to sign anyone in the transfer market.

Lampard has lead his team to moments of brilliance this season and they have shown a fluid and fast attacking setup.

However, the one major flaw we have seen so far is the defence.

Chelsea have conceded the third most goals inside the top 11 in the Premier League so far this season, 9 more than Manchester United who are one place below them.

This spells out a major need to tighten up at the back and not just heavily rely on our attack to get enough goals to win.

So how can they do this?

The major issue at the back is the lack of dominance and leadership. There is nobody commanding or dominating the back line, and this needs to be addressed.

Chelsea need their number one stopper to come for more crosses and literally control that 18-yard box. Kepa Arrizabalga can be that man, but he must improve immensely otherwise Lampard WILL replace him.

Not only does Lampard want that from his goalkeeper, he also needs a centre back who does exactly the same – organises and commands the defence.

Antonio Rudiger is the closest he has to this, but a lot of his shouting is just angry and aimless.

Chelsea need a Kalidou Koulibaly and they must make him a priority signing for the summer. If they can’t afford him, the go get Jan Vertonghen from Tottenham on a free transfer as a temporary fix.

This is exactly what we need to sure up the defence and get better goals conceded numbers.

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