Loftus-Cheek reveals Lampard’s message to the players before Norwich match

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Chelsea defeated Norwich City 1-0 at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night, thanks to a first-half header from Olivier Giroud.

The game wasn’t the best of performance from Chelsea, but the three points were very important.

Speaking after the game, Lampard revealed that the performance wasn’t pleasing but he was pleased with the three points nevertheless.

Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has now revealed that Lampard’s message to the players ahead of the game was to keep a clean sheet.

“We had to bounce back after the last game because it wasn’t good enough for us or our fans,” said Loftus-Cheek.

“It was a big game and to get the three points is massive, especially as results in the last couple of days went our way. At 1-0 there was always a chance they could get a lucky goal. I felt like we had a lot of possession and we didn’t take our chances with that possession.

“The gaffer was saying we had to keep a clean sheet. Norwich were good to be fair, it was hard to break them down. That’s what teams are doing coming up against us, staying in a low block and sitting back. The goal calmed us down a bit and we had chances but couldn’t stick them away, but mostly I’m happy with the three points.”

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