Lampard’s win rate drops to an alarming rate

The defeat against Bayern brought Frank Lampard‘s winning rate at Chelsea down to 49%.

During Roman Abramovich’s reign, only two of Chelsea’s coaches had lower win rates than Lampard: Jose Mourinho and Guus Hiddink in the 2015-2016 season, at 38%. As a result of the decline, Mourinho and Hiddink then left quickly.

Lampard had a good start as the “captain” of the Chelsea ship. Did not receive much hope, nor was he allowed to buy players during the summer transfer window, but this young coach still succeeded in putting the team into the Top 4 in the Premier League.

However, things have gotten worse in the past few months. From following the lead of the Premier League, Chelsea suddenly decelerated and was caught by the group behind. Lampard’s teachers and students are only three points ahead of Man Utd.

In the Champions League, Chelsea face Bayern lost at home with a score of 0-3. They need a miracle to swim backwards on the opponent’s field in the second leg of the round of 1/8.

Under Abramovich, the coach with the highest winning rate was Antonio Conte in the 2016-2017 season: 77%. Another Italian coach, Carlo Ancelotti also cool hands when ranked second with the rate 70% 2009-2010 season.

There is no good record, but Lampard is likely to remain in place after the 2019-2020 season. According to experts, the boss Abramovich can sympathize with Lampard about the experience and not buying players.

From next summer, Chelsea can provide nearly 400 million USD for Lampard “to go to market”. About half of this comes from player sales in the past two transfers, especially the sale of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid.

According to the Sun, Chelsea are eyeing a series of stars like Jan Oblak, Dayot Upamecano, Ben Chilwell, Jadon Sancho, or Timo Werner. Lampard wants to build a team of top young talents and some experienced players.

Liverpool widen the gap with Man City

The 2-0 win at West Ham in the 29/01 compensatory match helped Liverpool reach 70 points – far ahead of the Man City round to 19 points in the Premier League.

This is the 15th consecutive victory in the series of 41 unbeaten matches of Jurgen Klopp’s teachers and students. This victory also helped them to record the first time to beat every opponent in the top league in England in a season.

Nearly a month after being appointed, David Moyes is still finding suitable play for West Ham. This match, 19-year-old Jeremy Ngakia made his debut as a right-back, replacing the old general Pablo Zabaleta.

West Ham joined in well, creating waves before Liverpool goal. However, the poor performance of conductor Manuel Lanzini caused the London team to lack a mutation in the attack.

Liverpool is not as dominant as usual, but each of their balls is potentially dangerous. It can be seen in the combination of Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Andrew Robertson. The Liverpool left-back made an assertive attempt to catch Salah’s cross, but his shot hit the post wide.

Before the end of the first half, the visitors also prevailed by opening the score. Issa Diop’s foul on Divock Origi in the penalty area brought back a penalty for Liverpool, and Salah was confident enough to fool goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski on the free kick.

Lanzini’s lack of volley and Robert Snodgrass’s effort early in the second half failed to help the home side equalize. On the contrary, they lost another goal after letting Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain brave down and bravely defeat Fabianski. Salah has a skillful left foot pass, eliminating West Ham defenders in this situation.

Liverpool have another chance to score in the remaining time. Origi tested Fabianski with a cross shot. After that, it was Salah’s turn to hit the post with her own heart. However, the score of 2-0 was enough for Liverpool to reach the 70 point mark when January was not over. Klopp’s teachers won 23 matches and drew a match in the past 24 rounds.

Arsenal is not good, the Premier League still has to look up

Losing to Liverpool in the third round is the only time Arsenal have not achieved any score so far this season. Strangely, there were still criticisms towards Emery, about the emotional dryness, lack of persuasion as well as his ability to motivate students.

Spread the air from the stands
Ever since arriving at the Emirates Stadium, Emery coach has not faced questions. That might be a question of identity in Arsenal’s post-Arsene Wenger play. Next came the demands of building an Arsenal that controlled the game when playing against underdogs. Then there was doubt about whether Emery would dare to break out of his comfort zone.
It is undeniable that one of the positive points when Emery took charge at Arsenal is that he instilled a spirit of fighting for the students in each match. It is easy to see the sign language of the Spaniard on the pitch after each shot is blocked, as well as the way he urges Arsenal fans to cheer more strongly on his team.
In the final seasons of the Wenger Dynasty, it was easy to see the atmosphere in the Emirates stands. Many fans showed a passive attitude of waiting for the players in the yard to stimulate the cheering spirit. All changed when coach Emery knew how to arouse the passionate atmosphere in the stands, creating a catalyst for Arsenal players to play better.
In addition to creating the atmosphere from the stands, Coach Emery also sowed into the students’ minds towards victory. Of course, not every victory is always worth being lifted into the blue clouds. Many times the Gunners need the moment of ecstasy of someone or the helping hand of god of luck to win all 3 points before the opponents.

Believe in young people, transmission of spirit does not give up
On the other hand, it is necessary to give praise to coach Emery in finding victory at all costs, in any circumstances, no matter how bad his team is. His players are always ready for thrilling moments, especially during the second half. This comes from Emery giving them confidence, the spirit of not giving up in all situations.
The concrete evidence for the mental stability of Arsenal this season lies in the comeback of winning a point against Tottenham in the North London derby after being two goals down, the Aston Villa win in a lack of people and being The opponent took the lead, as well as a point ahead of MU after leaving the Old Trafford team in the first 45 minutes. Not always this season Arsenal can maintain such resilience. Emery’s teachers must definitely improve their ability to control the match in a long-distance race like the Premier League. Anyway, winning in unfavorable times is a plus point for Emery’s Arsenal.
Besides two completely opposite points to Wenger, Unai Emery shared with his predecessor a trait: Faith in young players. For more than a decade with Arsenal, Wenger has been a famously cool coach with potential faces. This put pressure on Emery’s successor. Luckily, the former Sevilla and PSG coach maintained his tendency to use young players, and he did not hesitate to do so in Premier League matches. Matteo Guendouzi, who arrived at the Emirates Stadium at the age of 19, has been an important player in the midfield for the past 16 months. Recently, Joe Willock started the match against Liverpool at the age of 20, while Bukayo Saka, 18, impressed in the Europa League arena and was immediately rewarded with three consecutive main kicks, including the trip. as a visitor to Old Trafford Stadium of MU.
In addition to the above faces, Emery’s Arsenal still has many other notable players under the age of 25 such as Reiss Nelson, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Gabriel Martinelli, Lucas Torreira, Rob Holding, Calum Chambers, Kieran Tierney or Hector Bellerin. These will be the key faces in the Arsenal squad this season, creating a young, aspiring Gunner figure.