Legend Frank Lampard has offered tactical advice to manager Antonio Conte for tonight’s game against Roma.
Chelsea travel to Rome for their second Champions League Group C clash after drawing 3-3 in their first game at Stamford Bridge earlier this month, when they let a two-goal lead slip.
And Lampard hopes Conte stocks up on midfielders in his starting line up at the Stadio Olimpico to avoid another disappointing result against Roma.
Conte brought defender David Luiz into midfield in the home fixture, but Lampard is confident N’Golo Kante will return to first-team action tonight.
Kante has missed Chelsea’s last five games after picking up a thigh injury during the international break with France.
“Conte will want to prove a point and to do that against Roma, Chelsea will have to play better than a fortnight ago when they did well to escape with a 3-3 draw,” Lampard told the Evening Standard.
“Chelsea need to defend as a team. I will be surprised if Conte doesn’t pick three in midfield and I’m sure N’Golo Kante will start if he’s fit.
“Conte needs bodies in midfield, his team struggled against them at the Bridge. Roma moved the ball around and changed the play.
“Given the standings in the group, Chelsea must come back with something.
“They put themselves in a great position with that win in Atletico last month but they suffered a slight setback last time.
“A draw will keep them comfortable, a win will put them into the next round.”