Lampard slams Chelsea’s first-half performance against Leicester City

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has revealed his anger at Chelsea’s first-half display during the 1-0 FA Cup quarter final victory over Leicester on Sunday.

Lampard’s anger led to him making three substitutions at half-time to change the game.

Lampard told BT Sport: “We haven’t played that bad since I’ve been here. We’ve played at lot better than that and lost games. We are lucky they didn’t take their chances.

“I made three subs but I could have made eight or nine. The subs changed the game and it was better but it still wasn’t good enough.

“The first rules of football are urgency and getting close to people and running and if you don’t do that you can’t compete.

“We were taking too many touches. Our game needs to be brighter than that. It was not there in the first half but there were glimpses of that in the second half.

“I am sorry if I sound too down. I am very happy we are through. The semi final, a trip to Wembley against a strong opponent whoever it is.”

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