FC Chambly is perhaps going through the most difficult period in its history since the club was founded in 1989. Étrillé (4-0) at Auxerre on Saturday night, the Picard club slipped to last place in the Ligue 2 standings, confirming his current difficulties. With only one success for five losses in eight days, he must react quickly. Attempt to decipher this failed lead.
A worrying defensive fever
The observation is relentless: with 17 goals conceded, FC Chambly is the worst defense in Ligue 2. Almost a shame for a team that has always forged its reputation on the impermeability of its rearguard and its ability to unite during his weak times. “We have to get stronger again, we take too many goals. Being the worst defense is pretty incredible for a club like ours, ”confirmed captain and defender Thibault Jaques before the match at Auxerre. Since the start of the season, the Picards have only managed to keep their clean sheet once, in Caen (0-0).
They were notably guilty of several individual errors, such as those of Jaques against Paris FC (0-3) and Sochaux (3-2) or goalkeeper Xavier Pinoteau on Saturday. “We cannot explain or predict this kind of thing,” said coach Bruno Luzi in Yonne. But it is true that at the moment, we are accumulating, it is each his turn. This is the period that wants that. “Beyond these blunders, President Fulvio Luzi spoke more generally of a“ fragility ”at the collective level. As proof, Chambly has conceded 97 shots since the start of the year, or more than 12 shots per game on average.
A lack of control over the matches
Another element is obvious during the meetings of FC Chambly: the team of Oisiens too rarely has control of the ball. The statistics confirm this. With only 32.86% of ball possession, Bruno Luzi’s formation is the penultimate of Ligue 2 at this level, just ahead of Dunkirk (31.2%). The absence of Joachim Eickmayer in the midfield or Medhy Guezoui, a real anchor in attack, does not promote the holding of the ball. On recovery, Chambly is often forced to throw himself forward quickly, but offensive opportunities are difficult to find.
The team is 18th in the penalty shootout standings, with just 67 attempts. “When a club discovers the pro level, the second season, that of confirmation, is often more difficult than the first, notes Samuel Ollivier, journalist from BeIN Sports who presents“ Maxi Ligue 2 ”on Monday evening. We often see it. The dynamic of victories has run out of steam, and the element of surprise has passed. The opponents now know Chambly’s style of play, and adapt. In addition, they don’t play in their stadium, and that’s a real negative point. “
A starting eleven that struggles to emerge
Bruno Luzi is not the type to go through difficult times without trying to make a difference. This is confirmed at the start of the season, where the coach has never reproduced the same composition twice in a row. In Auxerre, he did not hesitate to dismiss goalkeeper Simon Pontdemé to align Xavier Pinoteau, or to launch young Boubacari Doucouré, 21, in the midfield. The tactics, with 3 or 4 defenders and 2 or 3 attackers, also evolve regularly. But at the moment, nothing seems to be working over time.
“I was certainly wrong in the system, I will take this defeat for myself,” even slipped the coach after the last setback. Some of his choices are undoubtedly by default because, if the club has been relatively spared so far by the Covid-19, the infirmary is always full. Also and above all, the executives of the last season are generally less efficient, and some have even lost their place, like Anthony Soubervie. Finally, if we except defender Bradley Danger, no summer recruit has really emerged. For example, midfielder Lorenzo Callegari (ex-PSG) played only 112 minutes, for a single start.
Article original de: www.leparisien.fr