Mason Mount scored Chelsea’s second as the Blues beat Manchester United 3-1 to progress to the final of the FA Cup.
According to Chelsea boss Frank Lampard, he asked Mount to shoot with more power before his goal against Manchester United.
Asked if he specifically instructed to target De Gea because of his inconsistent form for United, Lampard said: “It wasn’t because I’ve got huge respect for him as a goalkeeper.
“I know people will always hone in on goalkeepers when they make those errors because they’re critical of them.
“But all I did say to Mason [Mount] at half-time is that I want to see him strike through balls more.
“He had a shot in the first-half he tried to whip or bend it, and for me when you’re outside the box against top keepers, and De Gea is a top keeper, you have to strike through them.
“Of course he didn’t catch it brilliantly and it goes in, probably down as a mistake but it’s more that my job is to worry about my players.
“With Mason I just wanted him to shoot more. Fortunately three minutes after I said it, he did score.”