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“I’m worried about the slump,” says Lampard

Wednesday20 January 2021 | 8:59
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Chelsea were defeated in five of their last eight games in the Premier League and are falling back in the competition for Champions League.

Frank Lampard

,

Chelsea

’s manager, admitted that he is worried about his side’s poor run of form following their defeat by

Leicester City

on Tuesday.

Wilfred Ndidi and James Maddison met the back of the net leading the Blues to their fifth defeat in their last eight matches, which puts Lampard in a difficult position. Chelsea are now sitting eighth on the

Premier League

table.

"

We won against Fulham without playing brilliant, from that we come and lose a game so it's a small step backwards,

" the manager said.

"

I am worried about the slump - from the form we were in to get so quickly into the form we're now in and we've had some wins, but five losses in eight isn't where we want to be.

"It takes character to get out of that - I'm not against the lads in the dressing room because they're disappointed. It's a young team and it's a big lesson that if you come off it and think you're fine then you've got to get yourself out of the hole."

Notwithstanding his frustration, the Chelsea boss went on to hail his hosts, who pulled off an impressive display according to him.

"

Beaten by the better team. They were sharper than us, ran more than us and they looked in form - we looked out of form. Disappointing goal form a set piece and the second goal is just not good enough

," he added.

"There were quite a lot of moments where our sharpness wasn't there, those are moments you have to dig in and the basics are important like running and sprinting and we didn't do that.

"The most disappointing thing is to come here and lose the game but the basics off the ball are important.

"The game on the ball was a bit slow at times but it was okay, we created a few opportunities and I thought it was a penalty (a first-half foul on Christian Pulisic just outside the box) but I'm not going to lean on those things. We weren't good enough."

Chelsea will now focus on the FA Cup, as they are set to face

Luton Town

in the fifth round on Sunday.


source: SportMob