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Yet, as Chelsea's child of fortune prepares to be measured against the Premier League gold standard this afternoon, there is a brutal truth that Lampard cannot outrun. Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva offer Chelsea thrilling hope, but they radically transform their coach's terms and conditions of employment. Remember Lampard's Chelsea finished a place lower than the lampooned Maurizio Sarri's version a season earlier, the Italian also delivering the Europa League. If he is truly a son of destiny, the manager to restate Chelsea's old aura, Lampard must urgently recreate some sense of a pre-eminent past which has already yielded five Premier League titles in the Abramovich era. In the unthinkable scenario where the London club concede five goals today, as they did in July's anarchic meeting with Liverpool, their all-powerful owner might ask if the rush to appoint an unproven coach was an act of sentimental folly.
Chelsea were a study in defensive chaos in Lampard's first Premier League season. Bad enough that they conceded 20 scores more than Liverpool or either Manchester club, but their 54 goals leaked were worse than Crystal Palace or Sheffield United, and the same as relegation-haunted Brighton. No team in the Premier League conceded more fast-break goals than Lampard's Chelsea. And, if the obvious need for an upgrade on their error-prone keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga offers some mitigation, the reality is that Derby under Lampard were also bottom of the Championship class for goals conceded on the counter. Mo Salah, fresh from an opening day hat-trick which made him the second most rapid player in Premier League history to reach 50 home goals, will sense another opportunity here.
Lampard has spent seven times more than Liverpool have invested in Alcantara – and Abramovich expects. Frank Lampard is doing a "great job" at Chelsea and cannot be questioned for having spent big in the latest transfer window as "good players are very expensive", says Andriy Shevchenko. Chelsea have invested heavily in talent and experience, with Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz, Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr added to their ranks. I think Chelsea did it right now because they want to compete, they want to win something." Lampard is under pressure to deliver, with Abramovich demanding an immediate return on his investment. Shevchenko believes a fan favourite from his playing days can rekindle former glories at Stamford Bridge, with the 42-year-old offering plenty of cause for optimism.
On the other hand, Mainz finished 13th in the last season and will look for a clinical performance. The Bundesliga 2020-21 RB Leipzig vs Mainz fixture will kick off at 7:00 pm Indian Standard Time (IST). Bundesliga 2020-21 RB Leipzig vs Mainz: Team news Bundesliga 2020–21 RB Leipzig probable playing XI Vs Mainz: Gulacsi - Klostermann, Upamecano, Halstenberg - Mukiele, Sabitzer (c), Kampl, Angelino - Olmo, Hwang - Poulsen Bundesliga 2019-20 Mainz Probable Line-up vs RB Leipzig: Zentner - Baku, St. Juste, Niakhate, Brosinksi - Barreiro, Latza (c) - Burkardt, Boetius, Quaison - Mateta Where to watch the Bundesliga 2020-21 RB Leipzig vs Mainz match live in India (TV channels)? RB Leipzig will welcome Mainz at 7 pm on Sunday. The Bundesliga 2020-21 RB Leipzig vs Mainz that match will be played at the Red Bull Arena will not be broadcasted on any TV channel in India. How and where to watch the online Bundesliga 2020-21 RB Leipzig vs Mainz match live streaming? Leipzig vs Mainz live streaming free Leipzig – Mainz: prediction (od. Last season, Leipzig beat Mainz twice, scoring 13 goals, but will it be so easy for the Bulls on September 20 – we have prepared our forecast. Leipzig played at a high level last season – the team of Julian Nagelsmann even took the lead in the championship for some time, but eventually finished third. In the Champions League, Leipzig made significant progress – the team was eliminated at the semi-final stage, making way for the PSG final. In the German Cup last week, Leipzig beat Nuremberg 3-0 in their signature attacking style and moved on. "Mainz" last season was far from ideal – the team of Akim Bayerlorzer was close to finishing the tournament in the struggle for survival, but avoided this fate. Leipzig beat Mainz twice last season 13-0 Four times Leipzig played at home with Mainz and never lost to him – three wins and a draw Only in one of the last five matches Mainz have not conceded 04/29/18 Mainz Leipzig thirty Timo Werner left Leipzig in the summer, who in recent years was the leader of the team's attacks, but, as the match with Nuremberg showed, there is someone to replace the player. Mainz are an easy target for such a cool team like Leipzig, it shouldn't be difficult for the bulls to get a major victory. Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Dani Olmo. Dani Olmo (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. 30' Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. FSV Mainz 05) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 29' Foul by Marcel Halstenberg (RB Leipzig). Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. 28' Dani Olmo (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the defensive half. FSV Mainz 05) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. FSV Mainz 05) with an attempt from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniel Brosinski with a cross. FSV Mainz 05) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. FSV Mainz 05) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. 24' Offside, RB Leipzig. Tyler Adams tries a through ball, but Amadou Haidara is caught offside. Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig) header from the left side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Dani Olmo with a cross following a set piece situation. 20' Angeliño (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick on the left wing. Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner. RB Leipzig 1 Mainz 05 0 Dani Olmo draws a foul in the penalty area. FSV Mainz 05) after a foul in the penalty area. Conceded by Dani Olmo. 12' Foul by Kevin Kampl (RB Leipzig). FSV Mainz 05) wins a free kick on the right wing. Marcel Halstenberg (RB Leipzig) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Angeliño with a cross following a set piece situation. 6' Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the attacking half. Lukas Klostermann (RB Leipzig) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Emil Forsberg with a cross following a corner. 3' Corner, RB Leipzig. Dani Olmo (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Danny Latza tries a through ball, but Jean-Philippe Mateta is caught offside. Robin Quaison tries a through ball, but Jean-Philippe Mateta is caught offside.