Lampard slams Chelsea players for ignoring his tactics against Arsenal

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Chelsea got the first goal in the FA Cup final against Arsenal, but it wasn’t enough for the Blues to win the game, as Arsenal bounced from behind to win the game 2-1.

Two goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in each half was enough to make Arsenal the FA Cup champions for a record 14 times.

Speaking after the game, Chelsea manager Frank Lampard was displeased with his team’s display, as he revealed after the game that the players didn’t adhere to his tactical plan to curb Arsenal’s long balls tactics.

“I mean he scores two goals, one being a penalty,” said Lampard after the game. “We were very clear with the threat. Arsenal play long balls behind you. They play football as well, but they also have a threat of a long ball behind you in that channel.

“The frustrating part of the game on the day is that when you show that a lot to the players and work with it, we allowed them in easily.

“He’s a quality player. The second goal it’s the type of speed and quality of his level in a player who wins games like this.

“We didn’t play well today, but we had our chances. In a game like that, Aubameyang can finish you off.”

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