Lampard Explains Why He’s Being Patient With The Players Despite Difficult Start To The Season

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Chelsea have just five points from our first four games this season and are already seven points behind leaders Liverpool.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has admitted he is being patient with the players because he’s asking for different things in the way we play and our movement of the ball.

“I have to be patient because I’m asking for different things in the way we play and our movement of the ball,” Lampard explained.

“There have been good signs in all our games this season but probably not enough as far as I’m concerned. We’re obviously having a few issues in terms of managing games but that’s on all of us and we need to resolve those issues.”

Tammy Abraham’s double had given the Blues a 2-0 lead at halftime against Sheffield United but Lampard revealed he wasn’t pleased with Chelsea’s first half and he believes his players failed to read the half-time warning signs and were swiftly punished by the Blades in the second period.

“I wasn’t overly happy with the first half because I felt they had gifted us two goals,” added Lampard.

“Our performance had been just okay so we were in a really dangerous position and I was quite clear about that with the players at half-time. The warning signs were there but we didn’t react to that on the pitch.

“We needed to move the ball quicker because we were taking too much time in possession. We had worked a lot on Sheffield United and their style of play, how we could move the ball to cause them problems but we didn’t do it as I wanted us to do it.

“That was the contributing factor to me feeling we were a bit slow in possession and that gave them opportunities.”

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