Frank Lampard conceded that Chelsea only have themselves to blame after surrendering a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Sheffield United.
A week after scoring his first two Chelsea goals, Tammy Abraham bagged another brace to put Lampard’s side in control ahead of the break.
But Sheffield began to test the Blues more during the second half, with Callum Robinson quickly pulling one back. It was the forward’s first goal for the club, and ultimately spurned them on as they chased an equaliser at Stamford Bridge.
With Chelsea struggling in front of goal, Sheffield gradually gained more momentum as the game continued and finally got a deserved equaliser when Robinson’s cross was deflected off Kurt Zouma for an 89th-minute own goal.
Therefore, Lampard had to settle for a 2-2 draw and still searching for a first home win.
“It was under control, it is our fault for gifting them a goal in the first minute of the second half. It’s a similar story already,” he told BBC.
“The game should have been comfortable and we have dropped two points. We want to win games, the emergence of youth is one thing but winning games is another. When you are 2-0 up at half-time you should win the game.
“We had more than enough on the pitch to win that game from 2-0 up. There is no chance that that game should swing like that. We gave them the possibility to hurt us.”
Although the Chelsea manager did reserve some praise for 21-year-old Abraham, who’s now scored four goals in his last two outings.
“Tammy Abraham is doing well, his all-round game was great and he needs to continue,” added Lampard.
Chelsea will next take a trip to Wolves on September 14 for their next Premier League game.