Premier league news Frank Lampard is correct on Nathan Ake transfer stance amid Man City deal Last spor news

MetiNews.Com - The Chelsea boss has opted against matching Manchester City's bid for the former Blues centre-back

Premier league news Frank Lampard is correct on Nathan Ake transfer stance amid Man City deal Last spor news

MetiNews.Com - The Chelsea boss has opted against matching Manchester City's bid for the former Blues centre-back

Premier league news  Frank Lampard is correct on Nathan Ake transfer stance amid Man City deal Last spor news
01 August 2020 - 05:08

Breaking News ! Chelsea have plenty of areas to improve upon this summer as Frank Lampard prepares his team to challenge for the Premier League next season. Fixing the defence has to be towards the top of the to-do list, with the Blues conceding a total of 54 goals this season; that is the same amount as Brighton - who finished 15th - and it's 21 more than first-placed Liverpool. When such a weakness is apparent, the usual solution at the top of the English game is to throw money at the problem by investing in new defensive players, and that is why many are confused by the club's lack of interest in Nathan Ake. The Dutch centre-back used to be contracted to Chelsea before moving to Bournemouth. He's since seemed a capable talent at the top level but the Cherries recently suffered relegation, which has allowed Manchester City to poach him for a fee in the region of £41m. Read More Related Articles Bayer Leverkusen chief sends Chelsea a clear transfer message over Kai Havertz Read More Related Articles Chelsea had buy-back clause on Nathan Ake but Man City have £41m bid accepted The Blues have the option to match City's bid due to a clause in the contract that took him from Stamford Bridge to the Vitality Stadium, but Lampard supposedly has no desire to sign him. Considering Chelsea's defensive record this season, some supporters are surprised but once analysing how they concede goals and how Ake performs, it becomes clear why Lampard is avoiding his signature. Although 54 goals have been shipped, their defence, on the whole, has actually not been as bad as that number may suggest. Expected Goals - which can offer an insight into whether a team deserved to concede fewer or more goals based on the locations of their shots faced - captures the Blues in a positive light. Read More Related Articles Jorginho can help Marina Granovskaia to secure Chelsea's dream transfer Read More Related Articles Marina Granovskaia reaches agreement to sell Chelsea wonderkid amid Frank Lampard transfer plan They had been expected to concede just 38.2 times which is the fourth-best in the division, but they have actually shipped around 16 more. That underperformance was mostly because of two things. Firstly, Kepa Arrizabalaga saved shots at a worse rate than any other goalkeeper in England's top-flight by some distance, and secondly, set-pieces. Shots that derive from corners are typically valued as low-quality efforts by xG, as they aren't scored very often and they are usually struck using the head of a player rather than his foot. However, although they are perceived as low-quality opportunities according to xG, Chelsea conceded from many dead-ball situations. Of the 54 goals that were shipped, 15 were from set-pieces.

.london Chelsea bulletin, we'll be bringing you the latest breaking news, transfer features and comment pieces, as well as the key talking points for fans. We'll also send special newsletters when big stories break or there's a special event happening. How do you sign up? It's easy and only takes seconds. Simply type your email address into the box at the top of this article - or any article on the Chelsea section of football.london in fact - labelled 'Get the biggest daily stories by email' and click 'Subscribe'. And that's it, you're all set. If you decide later that you no longer wish to receive the emails, simply follow the unsubscribe link in one of the newsletters - but we don't think you'll want to. For more details, click here. So where does Ake come in? Well - amongst his strengths - the 25-year-old has a very obvious weakness, with that being that he's not very good in the air. Standing 5-foot-11, Ake isn't the dominant aerial presence that Lampard's outfit would benefit from, with the Blues boss stating recently that a potential solution to his team's set-piece woes is signing taller players. Some 50 central defenders amassed over 1,500 minutes in the Premier League this season, with Ake placing 49th for aerial duel success (%). If the sample was to include Europe's top five leagues - with a total of 234 centre-backs - Ake places 221st, with Kurt Zouma impressively ranking third overall. Money can fix certain squad issues but simply buying another defender wouldn't have resolved Chelsea's problems very effectively. He's a good player but Lampard is right, he's not what the Blues need right now.

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Premier league news Frank Lampard is correct on Nathan Ake transfer stance amid Man City deal Last spor news


Premier league news Frank Lampard is correct on Nathan Ake transfer stance amid Man City deal Last spor news


Premier league news Frank Lampard is correct on Nathan Ake transfer stance amid Man City deal Last spor news


Premier league news Frank Lampard is correct on Nathan Ake transfer stance amid Man City deal Last spor news

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