Chelsea boss Frank Lampard revealed three Chelsea players that made him proud in the 2-0 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday at Stamford Bridge.
“I’m disappointed to lose three points as you should be and always will be,” Lampard told Sky Sports after the game.
“I’m actually happier today in many ways than I was at Brighton. Brighton was three points, an okay performance, a pre-season fill because we hadn’t had long enough to train as individuals and a collective.
“Today I saw spirit, I saw desire to defend by a lot of our players. Reece James, Kurt Zouma, Fikayo (Tomori) when he came on.
“Midfield giving everything. You play half the game with ten men, you don’t make that mistake for the second goal and you score the penalty for 1-1.
“I know that’s not football and I can’t reflect on that.
“But those are the realities. The players should take heart and it’s how we go forward now.”