That’s the verdict of Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness.

Chelsea manager Lampard is still waiting for his first win after the Blues were held to a 1-1 draw by Leicester City on his homecoming at Stamford Bridge.

Mason Mount’s early effort was cancelled out by Wilfred Ndidi as both sides were made to rue missed opportunities, though Leicester were the team arguably more unfortunate not to win the match after a stellar second-half display in which they dominated the hosts.

Chelsea struggled to maintain the visitors’ counter-attacking threat and have now conceded seven goals in their first three competitive matches of the campaign.

A 4-0 defeat to Manchester United on the opening weekend of the Premier League season was followed by a midweek penalty shootout loss to Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup, which came after a 2-2 draw after extra time.

But Liverpool legend and long-time Sky Sports expert Souness thinks that Chelsea’s midfield is lacking in physicality and robustness, and that is why they have leaked goalscoring chances for their opponents so far this term.

He believes switching Kante and Jorginho’s positioning, to have the latter operating in a more attack-minded role, could help address the Londoners’ troubles.

“My concern is the type of player they’ve got in midfield,” Souness said after Chelsea were held by Leicester at the Bridge.

“Technically they’re very good but I think they do look vulnerable when the game gets stretched. 

“You’re still asking Kante to play in a position that, yeah he’ll deal with it, I imagine he’s a cracking lad, [but] if you’re worried about teams breaking on you, you have him as your sitting midfield player. You have him stood in front of your back four. 

“We saw Claude Makelele come on the pitch at half time. When you were playing against him, you get your ball out your feet as a midfield player, look up, try to find your striker and who’s the smiling face looking at you between you and your striker? It was him.

“That’s what they need. This group, they need a different type of player in midfield, for me. 

“I think the midfield, you could shuffle that. Jorginho, I get why the previous manager wanted him to play there, he thinks give the ball to him and he’ll get the team started. 

“I think Kante can do that, why not try Jorginho further up the park? Like [Cesc] Fabregas, look one way and slip someone in. 

“I think he’d be better off suited to that personally and that would stiffen up your midfield, which is obviously a concern the way the games have panned out both last week and this week in the second half.”

Lampard felt Chelsea’s intensity dropped against the Foxes, after a strong start in which Mount put them 1-0 up inside seven minutes.

He told journalists: “I don’t want to be seen as an attacking team that flies out of the blocks but you can give us a little sucker punch. That can’t be the way. 

“That’s why there was some really strong lessons from today. We’ll enjoy watching back the first 25 minutes, but the rest in the second half won’t be so enjoyable. 

“It’s important we do that as we need to improve on that.”



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