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Kaveh Solhekol

Sky Sports News reporter

It could be time for Frank Lampard to call on the services of an old friend who knows all about defending in west London – John Terry

Last Updated: 04/08/20 12:19am

You don’t have to be a mind-reader to work out what John Terry was ​probably thinking as he watched Arsenal score their second goal in the FA Cup final against Chelsea on Saturday.

He must have been thinking what every Chelsea supporter who was watching on TV was thinking: ‘What’s the referee got against us – and what’s happened to our defence?’

Hector Bellerin was in his own half when he picked the ball up and powered forward. From a Chelsea point of view, what followed was a comedy of errors involving all three of their centre-backs. In quick succession Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christiansen and Kurt Zouma showed why Chelsea’s defence needs major surgery this summer.

It’s all well and good Chelsea spending big money on world-class forward players such as Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech – and almost certainly Kai Havertz – but they are not going to challenge for the title again until Frank Lampard addresses his problems at the back.

He needs to sign at least one commanding central defender this summer and it could be time to call on the services of an old friend who knows all about defending in west London, someone who is being linked with the vacant manager’s job at Bournemouth.

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