Mount and Havertz axis
Lampard has been keen to push the 4-2-3-1 formation this season, looking to get the best out of all of his attacking options.
However, this was the third time that Lampard has gone to the 4-3-3 formation this season, and it seems like it really has the balance.
We all know the qualities of N’Golo Kante and what he can do on the pitch in a defensive capacity, mopping everything up.
Seeing the diminutive Kante beating Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes with balls in the air was quite funny to watch.
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But what it also does is give Mason Mount and Kai Havertz the freedom to work forward and really link up with the front men.
When the Blues dominate possession, the two number eights really find the space to work in.
It offers the Blues so much more of a creative edge behind the front three, and it’s an encouraging sign for the future.
The perfect full-backs
On one flank Chelsea spent £50m on a full-back, while the other is a Cobham academy product who could be worth even more than that.
But for Lampard’s style of football and what he is trying to achieve at Chelsea, the full-back positions are vitally important.
In a game like yesterday’s, where the Blues were given so much of the ball to play with, the full-backs were almost featuring like wingers.
Ben Chilwell and Reece James were so high up the pitch that it really spread the play for Lampard’s side.
What it also did was allow Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner to drift inside more and link up with Tammy Abraham to feed off.
Both Chilwell and James are excellent crossers of the ball, which is why Olivier Giroud would probably be disappointed not to feature more.
But it really feels like Lampard has found his perfect full-backs for the…