Friday, July 3, 2020

Hoddle: “Chelsea need a John Terry Kind of Player”

Glen hoddle was baffled with Chelsea’s defensive disasterclass against Westham United on Wednesday night.

The Former Chelsea Coach believes Frank Lampard doesn’t know his preferred Starting XI and lacks a “John Terry” figure at the back to organize the defence line.

Speaking to Premier league daily, Hoddle made his point known: They’ve got a lot of work to do in qualifying for the Champions League and they’ve got the FA Cup to deal with as well. Frank will want to go all the way and win that.

"So he’s got the squad to deal with it but, for me, it’s quite a simple one: if you can’t score and you can’t create you’re worried as a manager - but he’s got loads of them at the moment. I bet he doesn’t know what his best team is and next season he’s going to have even more!


"He’s got to look at, “How do we get a John Terry? – which isn’t easy – or an experienced player in there who needs to defend properly but also organise people.


They need to be organised when they’re on the attack with the ball. ‘Someone needs to be pulling people around and they’ll cut half the goals their conceding with a player like that but they’re not easy to come by either."


Glen hoddle has also singled out Antonio Rudiger for criticism 


"I’d be asking Rudiger if he knows that player. Because he knows Yarmolenko is left-footed; have you looked at the videos before the game?" 


 "As he’s going over there it’s got to be running through his head, surely. But it didn’t look like it!


"Chelsea look better when the team are going to come onto them and they know they’re going to be out-possessioned – be it Liverpool, Manchester City and they look nice and tight and compact and everyone knows their job.


"When they try and open teams out they end up losing. Ten games is too many and it’s not against the top teams all the time. They do lack concentration with their defending."

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