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For the first time in the Premier League, Brighton were able to get a point against Chelsea.
The Seagulls hadn’t been able to score against the Blues in previous league matches but stunned Chelsea at the Falmer Stadium with a late goal to seal a 1-1 draw.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has admitted that the team’s lack of quality in the second half gave Brighton the opportunity to fight for a comeback.
He told the media after the game: “Sometimes you can accuse a bad period in a game on a lack of fight or urgency but today wasn’t that. Today was a lack of quality on the ball. We had a situation in the first half where we knew the problem for them, we could find our full-backs easily and keep the ball easily but then we just decided not to keep doing those simple things.
“They matched up with us slightly in the second half so then it becomes are you better than us or are we better than you? We didn’t do enough at that point. It was a collective in terms of the lowering in quality of our game today.”
Lampard chose to hail just Kepa Arrizabalaga, Antonio Rudiger and N’Golo Kante for their performances in the game.
He said: “There were some standout performances, particularly Kante, Kepa and Toni Rudiger but in general as a team we lost too many balls.”