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UCL: Sevilla vs CFC


Chelsea are facing a lot of difficulties this season. And yet, they also showed immaturity in the Champions League playground. Meanwhile, Sevilla is still an annoying team. The Spanish representative was able to win points at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea is highly appreciated at the beginning of the season. But the way they perform certainly makes Blues fans disappointed. At home last week, although early ahead of Southampton by 2 goals, Chelsea still only drew 2-2. This is the second time in the last 3 rounds in the Premier League, the Blues have conceded 3 goals / game.
 
Defensive problems are becoming the biggest headache for coach Frank Lampard . Statistics show that of the 9 goals they received in the Premier League 2020/21, up to 7 goals came from the players' direct mistakes. For example, against Southampton, Kai Havertz lost the ball leading to the first goal. Then it was Kurt Zouma's turn to make the mistake of conceding the second goal. The average number of goals per match in the Premier League of the Blues under Lampard is also up to 1.5 - the highest in all coaching this team. Lampard seems to be helpless in creating a solid defense for Chelsea. 

Not only the defense, the appearance of a series of rookies also made Lampard still unable to find the best scheme. Do you have a feeling that the young English teacher has a lot of lego pieces and he struggled to assemble it to create the strongest Chelsea? 

All are leaving the Blues without confidence tonight, in the match they started their Champions League group stage campaign. Things are even more ominous for the Blues when their bravery in this playground in the Lampard era is always in doubt. Recall Chelsea's immaturity in the 2019/20 Champions League.

Last year, at home, they lost 0-1 to Valencia in the opening match of the group stage. After that, the Blues struggled to get a 4-4 draw against an Ajax chased 2 people. After successfully passing the group stage, to the knockout round, Chelsea continued to expose their shirt with a total of 1-7 against Bayern, including a 0-3 at Stamford Bridge. During the Champions League journey last season, Lampard's teachers and coaches did not show any positive features.

The Blues used to be a very brave team in this playground. But under Lampard, Chelsea clearly showed the inexperience. This is also understandable when the Blues team consists of many young players and Coach Lampard himself does not have much experience in the Champions League. 

Tonight, some changes will be made by coach Lampard in the starting lineup. Right-back Reece James is most likely to return, replacing Cesar Azpilicueta. Thiago Silva absent from Southampton last week will also return. However, goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has not recovered and the person standing in the wooden frame will still be Kepa. Defense continues to be Lampard's biggest concern. 

In such circumstances, Sevilla will be a more difficult challenge for the Blues. With coach Julen Lopetegui on the steering chair, Sevilla becomes an extremely uncomfortable opponent in big matches. Last season, they overcame another Premier League representative, MU, on the way to win the Europa League championship. Recently, Sevilla has drawn both opponents that are much more appreciated, Bayern (Super Cup) and Barcelona (La Liga). Sevilla's bravery is something that has been tested. 



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