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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has revealed his disappointment as Chelsea were again on the losing side as struggling Bournemouth defeated Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge.
Lampard has now admitted his team must learn to open up defences when teams sit compact at the back.
Chelsea didn’t create enough chance despite having the lion share possession, and Dan Gosling eventually broke the hearts of Chelsea fans in the 84th minute as he scored the only goal of the game.
Lampard has insisted that his team must now find another way to play.
“I’m disappointed,” said the Chelsea boss. “I did feel guarded against this when everyone on the outside was getting excited with seven wins on the trot. I was more level-headed because I felt there was more work to do and now we see there is definitely more work to do.
“When we play against teams who are organised and want to stop us playing – West Ham, Everton, Bournemouth today – we have to find another way and we haven’t managed to do that. That then brings nerves and stress in the stadium and within the team, which we haven’t deal with well enough.
“This is the reality – if we’re not at our best, if we haven’t got enough to break teams down that are organised, if players with their individual qualities and personality can’t do something to beat teams that are organised, then we need to find another way.”