Chelsea captain makes worrying admission about Chelsea’s form under Lampard

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Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has admitted Chelsea have lost the respect of other teams at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues have lost three of our last four Premier League home games, with a 2-0 defeat to Southampton on Boxing Day the most recent.

“We haven’t managed to score or win in the last couple of home games, and it’s a big issue if we want to keep the consistency and stay where we want to be,” Azpilicueta told Chelsea’s official website.

“The fans want us to perform and get results and we are not giving them that. It’s true at home we face teams who sometimes sit back, more than when they play at home and we can find more space. But it’s up to us to find a way.

“In the first half we shot once on target. In the second half we got the ball in the box, we went past a defender, but we didn’t find the man in the box, or we didn’t create the chance to get a goal. We are putting ourselves in difficulty.

“It’s up to us to find always the consistency, the level to play home or away, against any team. We know every game in the Premier League is very tough.

“When teams see you are losing points at home they come with more confidence. We have to recover this respect at home.”

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