Lampard angry as Chelsea needs ‘extra mentality’ to succeed

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard admitted he’s angry with the Blues following a 3-2 loss to West Ham United on Wednesday.

The Blues lost a chance to go third on the table and also put distance between themselves and chasing Wolves and Manchester United.


Chelsea led 1-0 on a Christian Pulisic-won penalty converted by Willian and later leveled the score on the latter’s artistic free kick.

But West Ham’s Michail Antonio added an assist to his earlier goal when he set up Andriy Yarmolenko for a late winner and shock three points.

We’ve seen this with Chelsea this year. From Football.London:

“Not the story of our season, but we have had many of these moments. Chance to go third but you have to do every part of the game to get them. The players in those moments have to show an extra mentality to get through a game like this.

“I have seen us play great games, but then I have seen opportunities to jump teams or close points, but we haven’t taken them. It shows the work we have to do.”

Chelsea had 71 percent of the ball and attempted 17 shots. It’s bonkers that the Blues couldn’t put a struggling but talented Irons team away, and Lampard knows that great sides don’t falter like that.