Lampard reflects on Chelsea draw with Brighton

Lampard reflects on Chelsea draw with Brighton

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard has reflected on the club's draw with Brighton on Wednesday 1st in a Premier League clash staged at Amex Stadium. 

Brighton came from a goal down to rescue a point four minutes to stoppage time denying Chelsea their first back-to-back wins since November. The Blues took the lead in the 10th minute through César Azpilicueta but could not hold onto it as Alireza Jahanbakhsh scored a beauty to deny the visitors maximum points. 

And Lampard has pointed to our lack of ruthlessness and decision-making in the final third before half-time as the key reason behind our failure to take maximum Premier League points back to London.

"It was an incredible equalizer but it is two points dropped for us because in the first half if we’re ruthless then the game is out of sight," he said. 

"That’s not to say we had multiple chances but we had control, we had opportunities to play people in that could score and to make decisions around the box to score."

"We had to keep switching the ball, keep doing what we did in the first 20 minutes, but we came off that slightly and allowed them to feel they were still in the game. They’re a good team so when they started to play a bit later in the game then they can cause you problems." 

The draw leaves Chelsea fourth on the log with 36 points after 21 matches.