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Goals from Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ross Barkley were enough for Chelsea to seal passage into the next round of the FA Cup as Chelsea defeated Nottingham Forest 2-0.
However, Chelsea’s performance in the second half wasn’t up to par with the first-half as the Blues couldn’t add to the scoreline.
The team’s attack dropped in the second period, and Lampard was full of criticisms for his attacking players for not attacking the opposition box enough.
“I don’t like the way we don’t occupy the box enough. We need to occupy it more,” Lampard told Chelsea TV after the game.
“We need to have someone across the front post, generally that’s your striker, midfield players arriving – not hanging outside the box – and opposite winger in the box. It might even be an opposite full-back in the box the way we want to play.
“That’s something we need to get better at, for sure, because we are making some nice little effective combinations on the right.
“We were, before Reece’s injury, in a few of the games here it looked like it was coming off, but it’s no good putting in a great cross and the crowd goes ‘oooh’ and it goes through the other side or we’re not on it or they head it away. We have to occupy the box better.”
Michy Batshauyi will be unhappy with himself for failing to find the net after being fed with a number of good chances.