Chelsea Suffer Worst Ever Defensive Start to a Premier League Season


Chelsea's defensive record plummeted to a new low against Liverpool on Sunday as they conceded for the 13th time in just six Premier League games.

Frank Lampard's side are yet to keep a clean sheet amid their shaky start to the new campaign. Since opening the season with a 4-0 defeat at Manchester United, the likes of Leicester, Sheffield United, Norwich and Wolves have managed to breach the defence at least once.

And the Blues' bad run continued at Stamford Bridge when they found themselves trailing Liverpool 2-0 within 30 minutes of Sunday's clash, with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino firing Jurgen Klopp's team into a strong half-time lead.

In defensive terms, it is the poorest start the London outfit have made to a season since the Premier League began.

And the record may carry bad omens for Lampard's team, as the last time they conceded as many goals in the first six games in the top-flight was 41 years ago, when they finished bottom of the table.

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