CHELSEA’S 7-1 Bayern Munich humiliation was their worst European two-legged result and ensured the Blues conceded the most goals in a campaign.
Trailing 3-0 from the first leg at Stamford Bridge, Frank Lampard’s injury-hit side were thumped 4-1 at the Allianz Arena on Saturday night.
Robert Lewandowski’s double sandwiched finishes from Ivan Perisic and Corentin Tolisso with Tammy Abraham tapping in just before half-time.
Chelsea have never lost by a six-goal margin nor conceded seven in a two-legged European tie before.
And to make matters worse for the under-fire defence, that took the tally to 15 goals shipped in a Champions League season – another new and unwanted record.
It brought a disappointing end to the legendary midfielder’s first season in charge.
In total across all competitions, Chelsea conceded 79 times, their worse defensive performance since 1990/91.
And while the likes of Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech have already arrived to bolster the attack, it is at the back where Lampard must strengthen this summer.
The Blues boss said: “We will look at improving in the summer, that’s our job. We have worked at it already. From having the transfer ban we have missed out where other clubs have spent.
79 – Chelsea conceded 79 goals in all competitions in the 2019/20 season, an average of 1.44 per game – their worst ratio in a season since the 1990/91 campaign (1.64 goals per game conceded). Problematic. pic.twitter.com/rKF3NF0C2G
7-1 – Chelsea’s 7-1 defeat on aggregate to Bayern Munich was the second-heaviest inflicted on an English team in Champions League history, behind only Arsenal’s 10-2 aggregate defeat in the last 16 in 2016/17, also against Bayern Munich. Hammered. pic.twitter.com/aKgh7NqhgF
“We have a quick turnaround and we can see where we can improve. It will take time, it is not overnight.”
For Bayern Munich, however, the four last night ensured they scored 17 goals against Premier League teams since playing Spurs on October 1 – the same number as relegated Norwich managed in the same time frame.
The Bundesliga giants recorded 7-2 and 3-1 wins over Tottenham in the group stages.