Chelsea interim manager Frank Lampard was disappointed with his side’s showing as they lost 4-1 to Manchester United in their Premier League clash last night.
The Blues will finish the season in the bottom half of the Premier League table. They are having their worst season in 29 years, and cannot wait for the campaign to end.
Chelsea went to Old Trafford and created decent chances but were unable to convert them.
United could have done more damage, but Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga denied them with some excellent saves.
Lampard said via (football.london): “I think there’s talent in the squad. It was another reality today. It’s a question I think as a professional at the top level, will be asked of you in a period of bad form.
“The only way to answer that is to answer with your performance and it starts with how you work and how you train and how you prepare. If I’m honest, collectively that’s been the thing that was quite glaringly short.
“There are a lot of reasons for that – that’s not just a dig, that’s because there sometimes are variables. It’s been a tough season – people talk about the squad size, things that are very valid.
“At the same time, coming in this short period, you can see, when a group is training and it’s really together and pushing and pushing each other, then good things come and you as an individual improve within that.
“At the moment, that momentum is not there – it’s clear.”
Lampard traced the problem back to pre-season and said it had dragged the Blues down since then.
However, there was some hope for the Blues. Lewis Hall was Chelsea’s best player during the game and showed he belongs in the top flight.
Carney Chukwuemeka and Noni Madueke also impressed, while Enzo Fernandez continues to perform well.
These are the players that incoming manager Mauricio Pochettino should be looking to build around for next season.
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