Lampard Reveals Why He Was Angry At Half-Time

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Chelsea might have gotten a massive 7-1 victory against League Two side Grimsby Town in the Carabao Cup third round clash at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night, but Blues boss Frank Lampard wasn’t entirely pleased with the performance.

Chelsea started the game with quick fire goals from Ross Barkley and Michy Batshuayi, but Grimsby came into the game and scored a 19th minute goal resulting from loss in concentration. They took the game a bit to Chelsea until Pedro scored from the penalty spot just before half-time.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard revealed that he was angry at half-time and let the players know their mistake.

Chelsea came out smoking in the second half and the Blues became too hot for the Grimsby side, scoring four extra goals to make it 7-1.

Lampard said: “At half-time I was not very happy with the game. To concede the goal that made it 2-1 was a disaster because I showed them it was a huge threat, the long ball and the second ball in behind, and conceding that made us a bit nervous. So it is good for the young players in particular to see that small details, if you don’t watch the video we show before the game and realise the danger, can cost you. It was fine tonight because we won 7-1 but against Liverpool we lost the game because of small details.

“I am pleased we had some players who had not been playing so many minutes, and players who are young who started the game with some debuts given. And the two young lads who came on in the second half [Ian Maatsen and Tino Anjorin] improved the team which is great to see. So there were some nice minutes and a nice comfortable win having not won at Stamford Bridge before that, so on those levels I am happy.”

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