Lampard identifies the two areas Chelsea must improve after 2-2 draw against Valencia

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Chelsea were 18 minutes away from securing qualification to the knockout stage of the Champions League before Dane Wass grabbed a fortuitous equaliser for the hosts.

The game against Valencia was end-to-end from start to finish and neither team really deserved to lose.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard admitted Chelsea must give away fewer opportunities and convert more of our own chances following the 2-2 draw against Valencia.

Chelsea created 17 chances but conceded 18 chances against Valencia.

“We nearly won it, nearly lost it. It was end to end, not that we wanted it to be,” Lampardtold BT Sport.

“It’s difficult to come here, I know that from coming here as a player. When the atmosphere turns, sometimes you’re hanging on, but it keeps it in our hands.

“Parts of our performance I’m not mad on. We gave away too many chances. We missed a lot as well. That’s something we’re doing a lot of at the minute – not putting our chances away.

“But you can’t turn away from fact they had a lot of chances. They were arriving in our box too much.

“Credit to the players for their work-rate and hanging on in there, but sometimes you have to be more secure than that.”

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