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Chelsea looked horribly exposed in midfield in the first half as Borussia Monchengladbach took a 2-0 lead before Chelsea scored twice in the second half through Tammy Abraham and Ross Barkley to secure a 2-2 draw against the Germans.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard revealed after the game that he was impressed with the reaction of his players in the second half.
“I think we should have won,” declared Lampard after the game.
“I was not happy with the first-half performance, we conceded two bad goals, one was our mistake, the other was a counter-attack, and we weren’t as we should be in the first half.
“At half-time I asked for a reaction and the team gave a big reaction. We could have scored a lot more goals, their goalkeeper has been fantastic for them. I think we should have won but it was a very tough game, a good exercise for us against a very good team.”
Lampard also admitted Chelsea youngster Mason Mount is giving him selection headache after an impressive performance against Borussia Monchengladbach.
“He’s done a lot,” added Lampard. “Obviously I worked with him last year and I’m really happy with how he’s training, how he’s playing and his status in the group coming back here. The players recognise quality instantly but they also recognise work rate and character and Mason has all of those.
“He’s given me a problem. Ross Barkley had also had a good pre-season and Ruben Loftus-Cheek will be back later on and it’s good, as they’re all adaptable. It doesn’t have to be just one. They can play in a variety of positions. I couldn’t ask for more from what Mason has done.”