Lampard: We make things hard for ourselves

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Chelsea defeated Hull City 2-1 at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday evening to go through to the fifth round of the FA Cup.

It wasn’t an easy win for Chelsea despite dominating large spells of the game. The Blues had gone ahead through Michy Batshuayi early in the first half but couldn’t add another in the first half of the game. Hull City came out smoking in the second half before Fikayo Tomori scored the second goal to calm nerves.

Chelsea then conceded late in the game from a set piece to further add more pressure to the Chelsea team who have the habit of conceding late goals.

At the end, Chelsea got the victory and are through to the next round.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard heaved a sigh of relief after the game and blamed his side for making the game difficult by not scoring when they had the chances.

“You don’t expect it to be easy when you come here,” the Chelsea boss said.

“We made it harder than we had to by not capitalising on Hull not being properly at it in the first half.

“We had chances to score, and when we had those chances and played some nice passages, we got sloppy. At half-time I wasn’t delighted and then Hull really gave us a tough game in the second half.

“If you’re not going to take those chances when you can, then it can remain tough until the 94th minute, which it did.

“Whilst I’m not delighted with the performance, which is partly because of the last couple of games, I also understand the toughness of these games. I’ve played in them and sometimes sneaked through when we didn’t deserve to, or it was a real mess and we got through. They’re not easy games and I respect what Hull did to us today.”

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1 Comment on "Lampard: We make things hard for ourselves"

  1. Alieu Bility | January 26, 2020 at 7:19 am |

    Lampard must work harder; our last couple of games have not been impressive at all. This second phase of the Premier League can be very surprisingly tough. Chelsea must be better prepared.

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