Glenn Hoddle sends warning to Frank Lampard about Chelsea FC weakness

Chelsea FC legend Glenn Hoddle wants Frank Lampard's side to cut out the 'schoolboy' errors

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Glenn Hoddle has warned Chelsea FC manager Frank Lampard that the Blues need to tighten up at the back after recent “schoolboy” performances.

Chelsea FC booked their place in the Champions League knockout stage on Tuesday night thanks to a 2-1 victory over Ligue 1 side Lille at Stamford Bridge.

Tammy Abraham and Cesar Azpilicueta scored first-half goals before former Chelsea FC striker Loic Remy netted a late strike to ensure a nervous finish in west London.

Chelsea FC finished in second place in their Champions League group ahead of Ajax and Lille to reach the knockout stage at the first time of asking under Lampard.

The Blues haven’t kept a clean sheet in their last six games in all competitions stretching back to a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on 9 November.

Chelsea FC have also lost three of their last four Premier League games following defeats by defending champions Manchester City, West Ham United and Everton.

Former Blues manager Hoddle wants to see Chelsea FC make improvements defensively under Lampard following some sloppy performances.

“They need tightening up defensively. The first game against Valencia was like a schoolboy game, it could have been 12 each,” Hoddle told BT Sport.

“Going forward it’s great and in world football, who knows how to get a clean sheet? No ones knows anymore.

“But long-term Frank’s got to look at that, when to tuck the belt in, to say ‘let’s just have five or 10 minutes’.”

Chelsea FC appointed Lampard as their new manager in the summer after Maurizio Sarri quit the club to take over the reins at Serie A giants Juventus.

Lampard’s men are in fourth spot and five points ahead of Manchester United.

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