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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has admitted he was frustrated with the team’s first half performance against Crystal Palace and urged the players to increase the tempo in the second half.
The Blues went into break with the scoreline 0-0.
Lampard’s team talk appeared to have the desired effect as Tammy Abraham broke Palace’s resistance seven minutes after the break before Christian Pulisic sealed a 2-0 win with a second goal late on.
“I was a bit frustrated I thought we allowed the tempo to drop through the half. I thought if we got the early goal it feels a different game,” Lampard said.
“As the game went on the game became a bit broken. We were a bit slow with throw-ins, free kicks and forward passes.
“I just thought if we increase the tempo the game was there to be won and the players went out and did that.”