Chelsea boss Frank Lampard was thrilled with how his side adapted to a switch in formation as they coasted to a 5-2 victory over Wolves at Molineux.
The return of Antonio Rudiger after injury prompted a change to three at the back which worked brilliantly as Chelsea defended impressively and scored three times in 10 minutes just after the half-hour mark to take control.
A Tammy Abraham double added to Fikayo Tomori’s astonishing opener and Abraham completed his treble after the break.
Wolves scored twice to get back into the game, only for Mason Mount to wrap up the Blues win in injury time.
“We changed the system and the players took it on board really well and I’m delighted to be able to come here and score five goals,” Lampard said.
“They play three at the back and they cause people problems. We’ve conceded more than I’d like to and having Tony back fit and now having three centre-halves, it gives you more security.
“Also I wanted us to be adaptable in an attacking sense to be able to play different formations.
“The emphasis was to get Mount and Willian in good positions behind Tammy. I thought they caused Wolves exactly the problems we wanted to. It was good to see the work we’ve done has come off.
“It’s a tough place to come, they haven’t lost here in a long time. They got good results here last year against the top teams, they are so dangerous on the counter attack.”
For all the talk about how Chelsea have struggled under Lampard, after 5 games the Blues are tied for third with Spurs and Manchester United. Yet you will not hear the media talk about how Mauricio Pochettino’s side are underperforming this season. That sort of commentary must just be reserved for big clubs!