Lampard admits to haunting feeling; notes pleasing side of Chelsea draw
Date revealed: Tuesday twentieth October 2020 11:00
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard admitted his aspect’s latest defensive frailties have been contemporary of their minds after revealing his pleasure at securing a vital clear sheet.
The Blues kicked off their Champions League marketing campaign with a hard-fought 0-0 draw with Spanish outfit Sevilla.
The scoreline got here in stark distinction to what Chelsea followers have turn out to be used to within the Premier League, with objectives at both finish a standard function since Lampard’s arrival.
Talking to BT Sport, Lampard famous his satisfaction with their elevated defensive rigidity, although couldn’t conceal his disappointment at coming away with only one level.
“It feels good to get the clear sheet, it’s one thing you at all times attempt for,” mentioned Lampard. “Thiago Silva was glorious, he has expertise and high quality.
“Edouard Mendy had one save to make and he made a superb save, he was good along with his ft. In opposition to a superb staff, it was a really organised efficiency from us.
“Sevilla pose lots of menace – the crosses and balls into the field, they performed rather well they usually’ve acquired high quality.
“We had a couple of moments within the sport, it was cagey and the 2 groups appeared to be cancelling one another out within the first half which was comprehensible. We take the purpose and transfer on.
“Each groups appeared pleased with the purpose I believe. We conceded a aim within the final minute the opposite day so when you have got that feeling contemporary in your thoughts it’s not good.
“So this sport will give us confidence however we haven’t’ had the personnel in coaching commonly and the extra we’ve got that the higher we’ll get.
“Whenever you play within the Champions League generally you depend on a second however for us tonight it didn’t fairly come. The final bit wasn’t there at this time, however we will’t complain, we’ve scored lots of objectives within the Premier League thus far so we’ve got to be pleased with the clear sheet.
“Now we have to construct, its an extended season and we’re within the early stage of it – it’s a superb begin in a troublesome group.”
Chelsea onerous work paid off – Chilwell
Regardless of being made to accept a degree, Blues full-back Ben Chilwell highlighted the significance of a clear sheet after their defence’s latest shakiness.
He advised BT Sport: “The necessary factor is the clear sheet. We knew individuals can be taking a look at us after conceding three objectives on the weekend.
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“We have been stable defensively in opposition to a superb staff and didn’t give them many probabilities so we’ll take a draw and a clear sheet.
“On the whole as a staff it was, I received’t say snug as a result of we have been underneath strain at occasions, however we have been organised as a staff. I assumed defensively we have been excellent.
“We’re a prime staff and while you’re taking part in for Chelsea you count on clear sheets and in case you concede objectives you’ll get criticism. We’ve been working onerous on the coaching pitch and we’ve confirmed that we’re a robust outfit defensively.
“It was disappointing to haven’t any followers however as a staff the motivation was there no matter that, particularly for individuals like me who’re new to all of it.”
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