Lampard reveals what he told Chelsea players at half-time during defeat to Manchester City

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has revealed he did not give his Chelsea players a dressing down at half-time during Sunday’s Premier League defeat to Manchester City.

Manchester City led 3-0 at half-time before Callum Hudson-Odoi scored a consolation goal in second-half stoppage time of the 3-1 defeat.

The defeat means Chelsea have now won one of our last seven games in all competitions.

“I said to the players at half-time, I’ve sat there and had those days… I sat there and had those days and lifted a trophy at the end of the year,” Lampard told Sky Sports after the game.

“I remember getting beat at Middlesbrough 2-0 or 3-0, Viduka and Yakubu up front, and we were sat in the dressing room pretty demoralised.

“But we bounced back because we had a spirit in the dressing room, we had a quality of player.

“We’re in a different period now, but any player in football is going to have moments like that, some of the results we’ve seen this season for other teams – Man City, Liverpool, etc – have been harsh for them.

“Now because we’re in a bit of a period it becomes even harsher for us. I won’t hide away from that.

“But the players, myself, have to take it on the chin and react. This is football.”

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