Frank Lampard accused his Chelsea gamers of being “too good” and “too passive” as they have been ripped aside by Arsenal and condemned to a sixth consecutive defeat in a season that has spiralled uncontrolled.
Chelsea’s dreadful run of kind continued after title-chasing Arsenal, who returned to the highest of the league desk, struck thrice within the opening 34 minutes on the Emirates Stadium.
Lampard stated his gamers lacked aggression and warned that his workforce’s performances is not going to be improved in a single day, including that that is the fact of the scenario he has walked into on the membership.
“We weren’t adequate, we have been too good to play towards and too passive,” stated Lampard, the interim head coach. “From the second I’ve been right here it has been evident that we’re too good as a workforce.
“We now have to search out the explanations shortly. It isn’t an in a single day repair. That is one thing that basically must be corrected. There are a variety of components to it.
“Arsenal are a workforce that has been constructing for 3 years. They work on an thought and a means. For me it is unimaginable to come back in for 3 weeks and work on these issues.
“We now have to do the fundamentals higher after which we are going to get some progress. It is clear tonight for me. The primary half is nowhere close to adequate. But it surely’s the fact. It is what I’ve come into.”
How the pundits reacted
Lampard has now misplaced every of the final 10 matches he’s taken cost of throughout all competitions – the primary English supervisor to lose 10 in a row whereas in command of a top-flight workforce since 1988 – and has received simply as soon as in his final 20 matches as a supervisor.
Jamie Carragher was scathing in his evaluation of Lampard’s aspect on commentary for Sky Sports activities, labelling them an ‘absolute mess’ beneath new proprietor Todd Boehly.
Completely surprising from Chelsea. This membership is an absolute mess. This might get an terrible lot worse sadly for Lampard, his employees and supporters. It’s embarrassing from Chelsea. It’s like 5 apart. Three of them sat on their backsides. It sums Chelsea’s season up. To see how far they’ve fallen in these final 12 months is astonishing.
It tells you spending all the cash you’ve gotten is nonsense. It’s worthwhile to create a connection. Todd Boehly, the plans and concepts he had, it doesn’t work doing that. They nonetheless have high quality gamers on the pitch. To lose six video games on the bounce shouldn’t be acceptable. To think about the success this membership has had. Since Arsenal final received the title Chelsea have received 19 trophies.
Chelsea anticipate the perfect, anticipate requirements. It is a million miles away from it.
Former Chelsea and England midfielder Karen Carney, on co-commentary alongside Carragher, stated: “I can’t consider firstly we have been speaking about them being good defensively. It has been something however that.”