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Chelsea’s defeat to West Ham was a hard one to swallow as the Blues had gone ahead through a Willian penalty in the first half. Despite Chelsea taking the lead, the Blues ended up losing the game 3-2.
Willian had scored a stunning free-kick to level the scores 2-2, but Andriy Yarmolenko scored a late counter-attack goal that handed Chelsea a shock defeat.
Speaking after the defeat, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard was disappointed with the result and said that his team should have won the game, while admitting that there was still work left to be done.
“I wouldn’t say It’s the story of our season,” the boss told Sky Sports. “It’s been a good season but there have been so many of these moments. We had an opportunity today to go through but you have to do every part of the game to get results.
“If you switch off or make one or two errors then you will encourage teams. Players have to show an extra mentality to get through these games.
“I get to see this group closely and I’ve seen us play great games then have moments where there’s the opportunity to capitalise and that’s the difference at the moment. We have work to do.
“There’s without a doubt a good group of players in there but then when you analyse the consistency, you feel a game like this is coming. Again, that shows there’s work to do.
“If we are opening up to try and score that winning goal then we have to be prepared to run back the other way and defend. And defend better.
“We are two points ahead of Manchester United, who have been playing fantastic and are on a great run, Wolves are having a great season and they’re behind us, Leicester have had a great season and we’re just behind them.
“It’s about perspective. We are upset because we wanted to win the game, we’re footballers and we’re in a good position. So there’s no point in being down but I can’t help but say the truth today which is that it’s a game we should have won tonight.”