Chelsea have made a relatively positive start to the 2019/20 season under Frank Lampard.
Five games into the new Premier League campaign and they're sixth in the table having won two, drawn two and lost one, scoring and conceding 11 goals in the process.
Going forward the Blues have looked dangerous with young English talent like Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount, but defensively they've been pretty awful.
During last weekend's thumping victory away to Wolves, for example, they conceded two sloppy goals. It was the same story against Norwich City and Sheffield United.
Lampard is well aware that improvements need to be made, but there's a lot to be excited about this young Chelsea side.
There's hope at Stamford Bridge that Lampard, if given the time and patience, can be the man to take Chelsea back to the top.
The last time they won the Premier League was in 2016/17 under Antonio Conte and since then they've failed to launch a proper challenge.
Conte revolutionised Chelsea with a compact 3-5-2 formation that surprised the rest of the Premier League, whereas Lampard is looking to do the same by trusting youth.
Whether his approach will pay dividends remains to be seen, but Conte proved that radical change can sometimes work wonders.
Chelsea won the 16/17 title with 93 points and before Christm
as they were quite literally unstoppable.
Between October and December 2016, the Blues won every single game in the Premier League and conceded just four goals. They scored 32.
What a run. Chelsea ended up losing five games that season, so it was their pre-Christmas form that really won them the title.
No one is expecting Lampard to produce that kind of form in his first season, but if he can tighten up Chelsea's defence they'll be a force to be reckoned with.News Now - Sport News