Chelsea conceded 5 goals tonight, 5 in just 3/4 of the game in fact, taking their total conceded to 54 for the season.
That’s the most since Roman Abramovich arrived at the club, and it’s been clear for a very long time that it’s a serious issue.
It cost Frank Lampard’s team heavily tonight. They managed to score 3, but that’s worth nothing when your opponent is slicing through your back line with ease.
It’s clear he’s thinking about it, but he’s just not ready to address it yet. He may not want to dwell on it, but it’s going to be hard for Blues fans to dwell on much else for the coming days.
This summer, the defence is going to have to be addressed extremely effectively in the transfer market and on the training field.
The question is how much it can be improved before this weekend’s crunch game with Wolves.