Lampard doesn’t think Chelsea’s problem is from the training ground

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Chelsea’s recent form has been below par as the Blues have now lost four of their last five league matches.

Chelsea’s recent defeat was against Bournemouth as the Cherries defeated Frank Lampard’s side 1-0 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Chelsea were beaten tactically on the pitch as the Cherries frustrated the home team. Lampard however insists that the team’s problem do not start from the training ground, but on the pitch.

“I don’t think that’s a training ground thing, I think that’s more an on-pitch thing because there’s talent in our dressing room which can break a low block with a pass, a moment,” he said.

“Firstly, you have to want to take that moment, take it on and not be safe, and secondly you have to execute it. We didn’t do both quickly enough.

“There’s a balance in the team, it’s not all youth, but I suppose if you’re a young player and the door shuts on you a few times in a game it can be easy to not try and open it again. That probably comes from experience.

“If you’re looking at it from that side then I can definitely give some space, some credit, to the young players that they may have these days. But through the squad we’ve got, and the team on the pitch against Bournemouth, I think we have to do more.”

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