Did Tiredness From Liverpool Clash Affect Chelsea’s Performance Today? Read What Lampard Has To Say

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Chelsea started the game against Leicester City with a bang as the Blues kept firing Leicester City’s defence with waves of attack.

It was attack after attack for Chelsea before Mason Mount got a goal in the seventh minute. The first half was all Chelsea, but the team’s intensity dropped towards the end of the first half.

Chelsea looked different from what we saw in the first half as Frank Lampard’s side was all over the place in the second period. Leicester City took over the game, dominated the midfield and pressed harder than Chelsea. At the end, the Foxes got a goal through Wilfred Ndidi after the hour mark, and the game ended in a 1-1 draw.

Before this game, Chelsea played a high intensity 2-2 draw with Liverpool, with both sides playing 120 minutes of football.

The Chelsea players looked tired in the second-half against Leicester City, but Blues boss Frank Lampard doesn’t want to use tiredness as an excuse.

Lampard told reporters after the game: “I hate the tiredness excuse but I think it was a factor in the second half of the game. We’re good enough that if that is a factor we can take it out by being better on the ball, we turned it over too many times, we allowed them counter-attacks which means you run a lot.

“The performance against Manchester United overall made me happier than today’s, even though it was a 4-0 defeat. It’s clearly a results business and we need results as well as performances but I believe we have both in us because we have good quality.

“We need better game management. When the game turns slightly against us then we need to be good enough to wrestle that back and move the ball better so that’s something for us to keep working on.”

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