Lampard Reveals Why Chelsea Didn’t Beat Leicester City

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It was a game of two halves between Chelsea and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening.

Chelsea had started the game in amazing fashion and bombarded Brendan Rodgers side especially in the first 25 minutes of the game.

However, Lampard’s side dropped their intensity in the second-half, as Leicester City were by far the better side in the second-half and kept pressing Chelsea time after time.

Speaking in his post-match press conference after the game, Lampard hailed Chelsea’s start to the game, but admits that his side couldn’t sustain that intensity in the second half of the game.

“The first 25 minutes was how we want to play but the rest of the game wasn’t quite how we want to play,” Lampard said as he reflected on the game.

“Credit to Leicester for that, they put us under pressure and we weren’t good enough in possession after the first period. We gifted them possession back and gave them the feeling they were still in the game because we didn’t score that second goal.

“In the second half, we left far too many spaces for them. They’re a very good team on the counter-attack, they have good attacking players who can really hurt you and that was the disappointing thing for me, the fact we couldn’t sustain the period in the early part of the game.

“I don’t expect that 100-miles-an-hour energy for 90 minutes but I do expect that we keep possession of the ball better when we rest.”

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