Frank Lampard has a big Chelsea headache involving Hakim Ziyech, Mason Mount and Reece James

After being one of the worst in the Premier League at set-pieces, Chelsea have completely turned that around this season.

The Blues have looked pretty solid at the back, while they have added a real threat in the oppositions’ box.

Kurt Zouma has already bagged three Premier League goals, while Thiago Silva netted his first goal for the Blues last weekend.

The difference has been the ability in the air, but it has also been the quality of the balls into the box, and there is a real challenge for the dead-ball situations right now.

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Hakim Ziyech showed his ability at the weekend with the perfect ball into the box for Thiago Silva.

Meanwhile, Reece James and Mason Mount are also adept in putting in fantastic crosses for the Chelsea players to get on the end of.

As for another left-footer, Ben Chilwell also has the credentials to whip in the ball for the attacking stars.

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“It is something we have worked on and last season we weren’t happy that we conceded too many goals from set-pieces,” Lampard said after the win over Sheffield United.

“They are a crucial part of the modern game, they probably always have been but seemingly so now with blocks and plans to score or to stop you scoring. We looked at it over the course of the off-season and the personnel have certainly helped.

“We are bigger, we are more aggressive naturally through the personnel who have been in the team through the early part of the season.

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“The lads have shown focus in the work we want to do with them on the training pitch, and we are spending enough time on that, but the players have to act on that.

“There is a nice mentality about trying to be as good as we can be at it, which shows you how important set-pieces are because they…


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