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Chelsea’s defenders have been blamed for the defeat to West Ham, as the Blues conceded three goals during the game at the London Stadium, and were even fortunate to have one West Ham ruled out by VAR for a marginal offside.
Analysts and pundits have mostly blamed Marcos Alonso, Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger for defending poorly, with Cesar Azpilicueta not being exonerated.
However, Chelsea manager Frank Lampard revealed after the game that it wasn’t the defenders alone who will be blamed but the entire team.
“We made mistakes in the build-up to the goals, not just defenders, which cost us the game,” Lampard said.
“I would not call it a wake a call, because every game is different. We have six games ahead of us now and this was not a huge surprise as if you play in the Premier League and you make mistakes, if you dominate possession but you don’t quite do enough with it in the top end of the pitch, then it can happen.
“That is already something that we knew and we have to accept it now it is done and move onto the six games ahead of us.”