The money that has to be spent
There is no doubt that the frustration at Stamford Bridge continues to grow as another set of points slips through Chelsea’s hands.
To be held by Arsenal to a 2-2 draw at home, when the Gunners were down to ten men for three-quarters of the match is not good enough.
Giving credit to the visitors, they put in a valiant defensive effort and they forced the Blues into the type of match that they have struggled with so much this season.
However, red flags continue to fly for Frank Lampard’s team and now they have taken just 18 Premier League points from a possible 36 at home so far.
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Lampard has said that he doesn’t want to make ‘knee-jerk’ signings, but he is being forced into it once again.
There is no doubt Chelsea need to a cutting edge and if they don’t have that then they are going to miss out on a top four finish.
The inconsistency among all of the usual contenders might be enough to help the Blues into a Champions League spot for next season.
But the money needs to be invested now for that to be a reality and for Chelsea to keep it in their own hands.
First goal inexcusable
Just before Chelsea conceded their first goal, you could see the confidence and adventure starting to build within them.
Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen were pushing so high up the pitch that they were in the final third for the majority of the play.
They, of course, moved into the Arsenal box for the corner, but for the Blues to be so exposed at the back is inexcusable.
N’Golo Kante slipped, that could happen to anyone, but the fact that Gabriel Martinelli and Nicolas Pepe were left to run into a massive open space was ludicrous.
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