Chelsea supervisor Frank Lampard let rip at his gamers following their Three-1 Premier League defeat at struggling London rivals Arsenal on Saturday, saying their “lazy” efficiency had value them the prospect of going second within the Premier League.
A penalty from Alexandre Lacazette and targets from Granit Xhaka and Bukayo Saka helped a youthful Arsenal facet seal their first league win in practically two months.
“It was a chance to go second towards a crew which might be having a troublesome time,” Lampard, whose facet dropped to seventh, advised Sky Sports activities.
“You both make it troublesome for them otherwise you give them a bit opening and we did that from minute one and continued for 45 minutes. It was lazy to provide away a penalty and lazy to provide away a free kick that he (Xhaka) places within the high nook.”
Chelsea improved within the second half and scored within the 85th minute by Tammy Abraham to make it Three-1 earlier than Jorginho missed a penalty with a poor effort.
“We fought … however within the first half we gave ourselves an excessive amount of to do… I am going to take duty on the surface however the gamers additionally must take duty,” Lampard added.
“The message was clear, Arsenal are a harmful crew. While you exit and play 60% or 70% you then’re not going to win any Premier League video games.”
Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta stated he was delighted with the win that lifted his crew to 14th.
“It would not get any higher than profitable a London derby towards Chelsea on Boxing Day,” he stated. “Hopefully it is a turning level. I do know they will play at this degree.
“Let’s stick with it. We nonetheless have large issues to enhance on.”