Chelsea supervisor Frank Lampard insists he obtained the response he was searching for regardless of the Blues’ failure to beat Aston Villa on Monday.
Following a run of three defeats of their final 4 matches, together with a surprising efficiency of their 3-1 defeat to Arsenal on Boxing Day, Chelsea drew 1-1 with Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge.
Whereas Lampard’s facet didn’t return to successful methods, the efficiency was a lot improved, and the Chelsea boss refused to present his gamers the identical public dressing down he did 48 hours earlier.
“Efficiency-wise, I did [get the response],” he informed talkSPORT. “Consequence, not fairly, however we have been unlucky.
“We created sufficient to win the sport and we had some actually good play and good possession in opposition to a workforce who’re in actually good kind.
“No workforce goes to seek out it simple in opposition to Villa this 12 months once they’re in a scorching patch.
“However we performed nicely and didn’t get the win which I felt we deserved.
“We conceded in one in all our most troublesome moments, we had a humorous patch with a person down injured and so they scored.”
Olivier Giroud opened the scoring with a advantageous header within the first-half earlier than Anwar El Ghazi equalised for the guests.
Both facet may’ve gained the sport as John McGinn and Ben Chilwell have been each denied screamers by the woodwork, though Chelsea have been the dominant power all through the match.
And that was what happy Lampard, who had accused his gamers of laziness throughout the defeat on the Emirates.
“The dressing room discuss stays there,” Lampard added. “The primary-half wasn’t ok for us and we haven’t had a lot of these. Not with the dearth of power within the recreation.
“They know that. And immediately they confirmed a terrific response as a result of there was power in that recreation, there was high quality in that recreation, and there was numerous character in that recreation.
“We simply didn’t have that bit within the ultimate third to complete them off.”