Chelsea legend sends message to Lampard ahead of Tottenham tie
Chelsea legend sends message to Lampard ahead of Tottenham tie

Chelsea legend sends message to Lampard ahead of Tottenham tie

Ahead of their Premier League encounter with Tottenham, former Chelsea ace Pat Navis thinks Frank Lampard should revert to a back three formation. 

Chelsea will be keen to bounce back when they pay Spurs a visit on Saturday after suffering a 2-0 defeat to Manchester United on Monday night. Last year December, the Blues registered a 2-0 win over the north London side and it was a tactical change for Lampard who opted to switch to a back three system. 

Ahead of the Premier League encounter, the Chelsea legend has suggested his former club should switch to back three which was effective last time out and recall wing-back Marcos Alonso on the left as he believes it could be key to getting one over Mourinho once more. 

"The last time Frank faced Jose he had a tactical brainwave by switching successfully and unexpectedly to a 3-4-3," he wrote in his column on the club's official website. 

"There will be many ideas going through his head and trying this system again will be one of them. With Marcus Alonso fit, rested and a specialist in that formation it could work. He also has Reece James, whose game seems made for the same position on the right-hand side of that middle four. Considering the goal shipped from a dead ball against United, having three centre-backs on the field and the height of Marcus in there too, it will definitely be a temptation." 

The loss to United means there is only a single point between the Blues and fifth-place Tottenham with the pair facing each other over the weekend. 

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