Lampard: It’s time to tell my players the truth

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has revealed that he isn’t pleased with the outcome of Chelsea’s games against West Ham and Aston Villa.

The Blues had lost to West Ham 1-0 at Stamford Bridge but recovered and got a 2-1 win over Aston Villa at the Bridge in their next league game. Then, Chelsea were beaten 3-1 at the Goodison Park by Everton, which has now infuriated the Chelsea manager.

Lampard has now admitted that it’s time his players know the truth, insisting that teams will hurt you in the Premier League if you aren’t consistent.

“Hurt is not the word. I want to win. If I was here smiling and saying how well we played you would think I was crazy. We should be better than that,” Lampard said.

“There are home truths all the time, whatever game you play. The players need to consistently hear that. We have got a good bunch and good group in there. In the Premier League, the competitive nature of it, there are going to be times where you have difficult patches or you lose games.

“It is certainly not the end of the world, but it is important that we take on board the lessons of games like today and West Ham. We have had a week where we were poor, fantastic and poor again. That lack of consistency is not going to get us where we want to be.”

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