Lampard reveals what he told the players at half-time

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It was a very dominant first half from Chelsea against Southampton, as Frank Lampard’s side toyed with Southampton’s defence.

Two goals from Timo Werner early in the first half made one think that Chelsea will be on a cruise, but a late first half goal from Danny Ings changed the context of the game at half-time.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard revealed that his half-time message to the team was to keep calm and maintain the same level that they showed in the first half.

However, it was a very different second half, and Chelsea ended up drawing the game 3-3.

“You go two goals up you want to finish it off,” Lampard said. “It was the best we’ve played this season for sure at this stage.

“But Southampton are a good side. They put pressure on us off the ball. They put us under pressure after the first goal.

“My message at half-time was that the goal shouldn’t change too much. We never got to the same levels in the second half. We can do better.”

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