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Too Early For The Blame Game: – Melchiot Insists Criticism of Lampard is Premature Despite Man Utd Drubbing

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Following the Sunday football match Chelsea and The Manchester United. The game that ended 4:0 that seem like a tough start for the Chelsea football club but a great win for Man Utd.

The game that have been the talk of the town have brought up much criticism for the former Chelsea player; Frank Lampard.

Frank Lampard, the former Chelsea defender does not feel a club legend should be blamed for an emphatic opening day defeat at Old Trafford Mario Melchiot claims it is far too early to start criticizing Chelsea boss, despite the team’s 4-0 defeat at Manchester United on Sunday.

Chelsea dominated the first 15 minutes of the heavyweight clash at Old Trafford, before Kurt Zouma’s clumsy challenge on Marcus Rashford allowed the England striker to open the scoring from the penalty spot.


The Blues reacted well and pressed hard for an equaliser, seeing the majority of the ball throughout the match, but Anthony Martial doubled the hosts’ advantage after 65 minutes Rashford grabbed a second two minutes later as the visitors began to open up in the middle of the pitch, before substitute Daniel James completed the scoring with a debut goal late on.

Frank Lampard opted to leave Olivier Giroud and £58 million ($70m) signing Christian Pulisic on the bench, with Mason Mount handed his first competitive start for the Blues and Tammy Abraham tasked with leading the line.

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Jose Mourinho; the one time Chelsea and Manchester United boss, told Sky Sports after the match that Lampard’s side were “too soft” in their approach, but Melchiot has refused to condemn the 41-year-old’s tactics.

“I thought they started the game really well,” the ex-Chelsea star told Talk Sport on Monday morning.

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“When you go to Old Trafford it’s always tricky, but I felt Chelsea were in control in the first 15 or 20 minutes.

“Of course, when the penalty happens, it changed the whole game. “It’s too early in the season to start talking.

“The only bad thing for Frank is the big games come so quick. Mount performed well in the first half of the game at the Theatre of Dreams but wasted a golden opportunity in the second half when through on goal.

Melchiot pointed to that moment as proof of the midfielder’s lack of experience, but hopes Lampard will be able to keep the younger members of his squad motivated in the weeks to come.

“You look at Mount – he had two opportunities to strike the ball and it was purely down to experience, he was thinking too long,” he added.

“Sometimes too much time in the box is not a good thing, because you’re in two minds. He had two opportunities and he tried to square it instead of putting his foot through the ball.

“But hopefully Frank can keep the young boys motivated and he doesn’t let their heads drop too early.”

Next up for Chelsea is a UEFA Super Cup date against Liverpool in Istanbul on Wednesday, before their first home game of the new Premier League season against Leicester four days later.

With the loss against Man  Utd, much is expected from the team in their next game.

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