Lampard: I Am Not Happy

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has revealed his displeasure at Chelsea’s performance as the Blues have only managed to get five points from their opening four games.

Chelsea’s defending has been far from impressive as Lampard’s side has conceded 9 goals in 4 league games; of which, only Norwich has conceded more.

Chelsea were comfortably 2-0 up in last weekend’s game against Sheffield United, but ended up sharing points with the Blades as a late Kurt Zouma own goal slashed what should have been a second league win of the season for Chelsea.

Lampard has now revealed that he isn’t happy with the way his side has been playing, and he insists that things have to change.

“I wasn’t happy. I was not overly happy with the first half,” Lampard said. “I thought they gifted us two goals. I thought our performance was okay. I felt we were in a dangerous position. I was very clear about that. It wasn’t a happy half-time.

“The warning signs were there in my opinion and we didn’t react to that on the pitch. No, [it wasn’t the fault of individuals]. It was general. I thought generally we had to move the ball quicker. We were taking too much time.

“I saw it coming. If we were to go out and make a mistake, it wasn’t bad in the first half, but there were signs that we needed to tighten up. That was the message. I am asking for different things in the way we play and the movement of the ball.

“There have been signs in all our games, but not enough as far as I am concerned. Everyone has different reasons, younger players have to grow up and older players worry about themselves as well as helping others.”

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