EPL: Lampard Reacts To Manchester City Defeat

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has expressed his disappointment after the club produced an embarrassing defensive performance against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening.

The Visitors raced to a 3-0 lead in the first half as Chelsea struggled to cope with their ruthlessness.

“The period in the first half from probably 15 minutes onwards were we allowed city to take control of the game and play with the quality of player they have to find space between the lines, which is what we knew they could do. And the reaction to the two goals”.

“They came in quick succession. You have to keep believing then and keep going and I think for the rest of the first half the players found that difficult because of the levels that City was playing at with and without the ball”. 

“Second half was better in every sense but at that point, the game is difficult in terms of the scoreline so I think the players felt a real lesson on the pitch in that period”.

Lampard said he is not feeling any pressure after winning one out of six league matches

“I’m not concerned on that point or being relaxed about whether we can have peaks or troughs, I’ve just spoken about where we are at”.

 “I expected periods of difficulties this year. I said it when we beat Leeds and everyone was championing us to be title contenders. I know it doesn’t come that easy. I know where we are at”.

“Whether it puts pressure on me or not is regardless. One month ago everyone was asking whether I’d sign a new contract, now people will be saying different things because in quick succession over a tight busy period we’ve lost four games of football”. 

“So the pressure remains constant in this job and you know in tough moments that will be there. I didn’t get into this job being unaware of that. My job is to keep working”.

Chelsea will resume Premier League duties after the FA Cup clash against Morecambe with an away trip to Fulham.


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