- Frank Lampard believes that Chelsea are struggling defensively due to the absence of Victor Moses
- But Lampard was quick to state that Conte has control of his dressing room
- Chelsea lost woefully to Roma in their Champions League matchday 4 clash in Rome
Chelsea legend Frank Lampard believes that the Blues are struggling defensively due to Victor Moses absence.
Moses, 26, is Antonio Conte's first choice right-wing back at the club.
But the Nigerian international has been out of action for nearly three weeks since limping off in the first half of the 2-1 defeat at former club Crystal Palace.
Lampard while speaking to BT sports says : “Moses is a miss,”
“You wouldn’t have thought that 18 months ago with what he’s given them in the right-wing back position.
“He’s [Conte] is covering it with Azpilicueta, he’s covering it with Zappacosta but it’s affecting the whole back five.
"And I think he will want to get back to knowing what his three is and working on it through the week.
“The players are going to have to react because I don’t think Conte is a manager that will change his way. He might change players in the team but they’ll have to work.
“Hearing discontent about training, they better get used to it because he’ll want to work his way out of it.”
Conte has handed opportunities to Davide Zappacosta and Cesar Azpilicueta in Moses’ absence.
But Lampard says his old club suffering due to a lack of continuity, as emphasised by some naive defending in Chelsea's 3-0 defeat to Roma yesterday.
The west London club do not have a great deal of time to put things right at the back however.
Jose Mourinho Manchester United side will visits Stamford Bridge on Sunday, November 5, in a massive Premier League showdown.