Chelsea endured an embarrassing 3-1 destruction to Manchester City on Sunday, while Gary Neville pummeled three Blues players who he accepts were “not even close to sufficient”.
The scoreline was kept decent by Callum Hudson-Odoi’s physical issue time reassurance. In any case, Chelsea were completely dismantled in the main half at Stamford Bridge as Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne put City into a 3-0 lead.
Neville recognized that Chelsea’s safeguards battled with a splendidly in-structure City – yet he put the accuse to a great extent for three players: N’Golo Kante, Mason Mount and Mateo Kovacic.
“I need to state the midfield of Kante, Mount and Kovacic have been not even close to sufficient,” said Neville, per Metro at half-time as he examined the uneven decimation.
“It’s been not even close to sufficient in this most recent 20 minutes. They’ve permitted Manchester City to get a genuine hold in this game.
“The full-backs of [Ben] Chilwell and [Cesar] Azpilicueta have truly battled however it’s that midfield that has truly attempted to get it together.”
Chelsea absolutely glanced overwhelm in the center as the three goalscorers in addition to Bernardo Silva, Rodri and Raheem Sterling caused the hosts a wide range of issues.
World Cup champ Kante made a strange mistake for City’s third objective, parting with the ball and permitting Pep Guardiola’s side to spring a counterattack which finished with Sterling hitting the woodwork and De Bruyne following up to score.
Neville’s previous partner Roy Keane additionally attacked Mount as he guaranteed the England worldwide looked “terrified” on the pitch.
“It’s all beautiful play from City, overall quite clean, yet no handling from anyone, giving players existence.
“Mount’s simply come into the image there, I’m seeing him going: you must slide in! Stick your foot in!
“See Mount, he’s done literally nothing. Put your foot in! Tackle someone! You must be forceful.”
Lampard might be scratching his head at his midfield triplet’s unknown appearing however he neglected to roll out any improvements until after the hour mark. Ultimately, Billy Gilmour supplanted the unwell Kante on 64 minutes, while Kai Havertz was subbed on for Kovacic with 13 minutes to go.
The outcome leaves Chelsea eighth in the table after 17 games and Lampard battling for his work if results don’t improve ASAP.