Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard says that the Blues needs to get back on track following their poor start to the premier league season as he reckons it’s not just a blip.
The premier league champions slumped to their seventh defeat of the season as Stoke City compounded that woes courtesy of Marko Arnautovic’s acrobatic effort which helped secure a 1-0 at the Britannia.
“This is far from a blip, they are losing games regularly,” Lampard told Sky Sports.
“They need to turn the corner very quickly. They can’t dwell on it, they need to get out of it and put it to bed.”
However, the 37-year-old New York City midfielder believes that Chelsea had a good game against the Potter yesterday despite the defeat.
“I saw glimpses of what they need to turn the corner,” he said. “I couldn’t fault their performance, they just didn’t get that little bit of luck to get the result. They need to get results, simple as that.”
Lampard also urged manager Jose Mourinho to stay positive despite the increasing pressure.
“He will get to work in the week, but there is only so much he can do in training and tactically,” he said.
“He has to be positive because there is so much being thrown at Chelsea, there are players out of form and low on confidence, you can see that.
“They need everything to be behind them in a positive way and look forward.”
Chelsea languishes in 16th position with just 11 points from their opening 12 games of the campaign.