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After the first 20 minutes of the game between Chelsea and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening, it wouldn’t have been a fluke if Chelsea were 3-0 up.
Mason Mount scored a seventh minute goal, but before then Chelsea had threatened up to three times. Frank Lampard’s side started on a bang and was tearing Leicester City apart into pieces.
Chelsea couldn’t take their chances and the Foxes gradually grew into the game and Chelsea’s dominance waned as the first half gradually came to a halt.
Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has now revealed that Blues boss Frank Lampard warned the team at half-time to score a killer second goal or else Leicester City will come for them in the second half.
Brendan Rodgers side were by far the best team in the second half as they outplayed Chelsea completely, and Azpilicueta has admitted that the players didn’t fulfill Lampard’s wish.
“He said that in the first 20, 25 minutes we were much better than them,” Azpilicueta said when asked what Lampard told the players during the break.
“[He said] we controlled the game, we had a lot of chances and we had to score a second goal.
“We know with their team they could create a lot of chances, at the end we didn’t manage to find a way to score a second goal.”
After three games played as Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard is yet to get that first win and will be disappointed that his young team couldn’t come out tops against the Foxes.
Up next for the Blues is a Saturday lunch-time kick-off against Norwich City who recently defeated Newcastle 3-1.