Lampard’s lashes Chelsea after shock loss, side were beaten for the fourth time in their past five Premier League games as Dan Gosling
netted a VAR-reviewed winner with just six minutes left.It was a bitter blow for Lampard after Chelsea once more failed to take care of a team intent on defending deep and assaulting on the counter.
Lampard’s lashes Chelsea after shock loss , the Blues dominated ownership on home turf without revealing the cutting edge needed to break down stubborn Bournemouth,
who’d arrived in arctic west London on a run of five successive defeats. Lampard believes the main cause of Chelsea’s malaise is the inability to kill teams off,
and he puts that down to a lack of certainty in the last third. Questioning the character of a young group on the rocks for the first time after their fine start in his first season in charge,
Lampard said:”Now we’ve got the reality. If we aren’t at our best, if players can’t find the quality to beat teams which are organised then we have to find another way.
“We did not get the fans excited . If we play 10 balls around our back four that’s not surprising. If I’m a fan sitting there today I would say’too slow’.
I don’t wish to blame them for that.’ “We must have some character. When a team wants to guard against you, that’s another evaluation.
We have not done well with this.”
– Nerves and stress –
Chelsea have scored just 11 goals this season and Lampard acknowledged his players are currently struggling to deal the more there goes a game with a purpose for his team.
“That comes nerves and anxiety in the team and the stadium. We are in need of urgency in our drama, Lampard’s lashes Chelsea after shock loss
transfer the ball quickly, get people, do things that are favorable, don’t play safe, we generally play too secure during matches,
” he explained. “I don’t understand about fear but in front of our home fans it is evident we are not playing nicely enough.
We are not taking our opportunities and we have given away some silly goals.”
Chelsea stay in fourth position despite their recent slump but they might need to improve dramatically to stay there.
Together with London derbies looming at Tottenham and Arsenal over the Christmas period,
Lampard might be forgiven for giving his players a intensive training period in an effort to shake them.
But the Chelsea midfielder insisted he could not fault their effort. I’m not likely to get the players for training and go over the video.
“I can’t find anyone wanting with how they apply themselves what we do on the pitch is being found wanting right now.
” Bournemouth director Eddie Howe expects his side’s confidence can be rebuilt by that the result following a dismal stretch of a single win in 10 games.
“We definitely needed it. A lot of soul searching has gone on. This was the best we have fought and competed,
” Howe said after Gosling’s hooked effort lived a lengthy VAR check for offside.
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