Rio Ferdinand blasts Chelsea players for allowing Nigerian striker score in 2-1 over Lille

Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has blasted Chelsea players for allowing Super Eagles forward, Victor Osimhen score Lille’s first goal in the Blues’ 2-1 win in the Champions League last night.

Chelsea have only kept one clean sheet all season and that was in their last Premier League game against Brighton & Hove Albion.

Ferdinand was critical of how Frank Lampard’s side have been defending set pieces.

“They have conceded goals all season, and I never liked to do zonal marking as a player,” he told BT Sport.

“Not one person is there to challenge him [Victor Osimhen]. Players are just looking at the ball and they don’t see what is behind them. It creates problems and it creates tension and worry.

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“The main problem, as players, you can shift responsibility and you can blame two or three people, and that’s a problem in itself.

“Maybe players aren’t as trustworthy today, maybe they don’t want the responsibility. Maybe managers don’t feel the players are capable of taking on the responsibility.

“I was a player that liked to be told ‘there is your man’ so I was fearful of not marking him.”


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