Lampard reveals Chelsea’s worst game of the season

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has maintained that the 3-1 defeat against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium last month was Chelsea’s worst performance of the season.

Chelsea have lost four games this season, to Liverpool, Everton, Wolves and Arsenal, but it’s the Arsenal defeat that pained the gaffer most.

Speaking ahead of City game, Lampard said of the defeat to Arsenal: “Arsenal was probably in my opinion the worst performance of the season, because of our first half, not the second.

“Against Villa we had more energy and we had opportunities where we should have won the game, but we have to keep those energy levels up.

“It was slow against Arsenal, it needs to be quick against Manchester City. It also needs to be disciplined against them defensively. So I want to see a lot of discipline in how we defend and a lot of speed in our game when we attack.”

Meanwhile, reports claimed that Lampard was so furious with his players against Manchester City that he gave them the hairdryer treatment.

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