Frank Lampard’s pre-season preparations continued in thrilling fashion as they recorded a second win in a row. It was goals galore as Reading hosted Chelsea with the visitors coming out on top with a 4-3 victory. Goals from Ross Barkley, Kenedy and a brace from Mason Mount helped secure another win.
There were a lot of takeaways from the match including the performances of the English pair fighting it out for the number ten role but the overriding worry was about their defence having conceded three against a side that struggled in the Championship last term.
A number of fans flocked to social media, begging that Lampard fixes the defence as soon as possible – one supporter even labelled it a disaster. Another supporter compared the showing to Arsenal, who have had huge defensive issues themselves in recent times, calling it a disgrace.
Others said it was disgusting to concede three goals against Reading with one fan pleading that they don’t do that in the Premier League in a couple of weeks’ time. The performance even led to one member of the Blues crowd asking whether the defenders even turned up…
You can read the best of the reaction below:
Fix our defense asap
— Ali ???????? (@TheBeardedRauI) July 28, 2019
Fix that defense disaster
— London is Blue (@Neskimenton) July 28, 2019
Sort out the defense lads. We are defending like Arsenal and that’s a disgrace
— J5?? (@ShadeOfLamps) July 28, 2019
Conceding 3 goals against reading is disgusting
— Israel Oluwagbenga (@CodedVision) July 29, 2019
Terrible defense. Please, don’t do this in the premier league.
— Olawale Adigun (@Olawarrley) July 28, 2019
Defence remains a problem. Then again Lampard is no magician.
— . (@ForeverBlue_07) July 28, 2019
SORT OUT THE DEFENCE LAMPS HONESTLY
— Con (@ConnCFC) July 28, 2019
Did the defenders even turn up today?
— Sorrell_roux (@sorrell_roux) July 28, 2019