Frank Lampard disappointed with Chelsea showing against Leicester

New Chelsea manager Frank Lampard, rightfully disappointed in Chelsea’s performance against Leicester. Stating; “There are strong lessons from today.”

After seeing his team go 1-0 up in a bright 20-minute spell, at the beginning of the match. Frank Lampard must have been excited for what his Chelsea team could go on to do against Leicester.

FAST-FORWARD

70-odd minutes of game play later however, and Chelsea were lucky to come away with a home point against Brendan Rodger’s Leicester City. In what was Frank Lampard’s debut game at Stamford Bridge, as manager.

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 18: Onyinye Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City scores his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on August 18, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

UPON REFLECTION

Afterwards, Lampard told ESPN; “That first patch [of the game] was how we want to play and the rest of the game was not how we want to play.”

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“In the second half we left far too many spaces for them. That was the disappointing thing for me, that we couldn’t sustain that energy from the early part of the game.”

“There are moments in games where we have to show personality. That’s something we can all work on. I don’t want to be an attacking team who can be given a sucker punch. There are strong lessons from today.”

Given Chelsea’s 120-minutes on Wednesday with Liverpool however, it is understandable to see the side’s energy and tempo drop. With Frank adding; “it had to be a factor.” When promoted about the game.

Regardless of the early results, Frank Lampard is one of the few people who may actually get time as Chelsea boss and with a transfer ban also restricting his re-building process. Patience with a new manager, might be at an all-time high for the club.

 

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