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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has admitted the Blues were too slow in the first half against Newcastle and carried out a lot of sideways passes.
Chelsea couldn’t score in the first-half but finally found the back of the net through Marcos Alonso in the 73rd minute.
Speaking on what he told the players at halftime that helped Chelsea secure the win over Newcastle, Lampard said, according to Evening Chronicle: “You can see why they’ve got a couple of good results this year.
“Organised, men behind the ball, a threat on the counter-attack.
“I think in the first half, albeit we created a couple of chances, we were a little bit safe, a little bit slow. We moved the ball side to side but not with enough urgency and probably not with enough risk to sometimes take people out of the game.
“That was the message at half-time and I thought second half, for the majority, that we did that. We created a lot. The combinations were good. We played between the lines more.
“People were getting one v one – Callum [Hudson-Odoi], Willian, particularly Christian [Pulisic] when he came on – and there should have been more goals. It would have made the last 10 minutes more comfortable.”