Lampard reveals what pleased him most despite the 4-0 drubbing by United
Lampard reveals what pleased him most despite the 4-0 drubbing by United
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Lampard reveals what pleased him most despite the 4-0 drubbing by United

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard was pleased with how his side controlled the game, despite losing 4-0 to rivals Manchester United on Sunday. 

Lampard's Blues were given a footballing lesson, even though they were unlucky as they controlled the match in long periods. 

Speaking after the match, the former Blues midfielder was positive over his boys' performance and is adamant the team will come good as the League picks pace. 

"It was the control of the game," he responded to the question on what pleased him most in the match.

"We were intense in our pressure in the first half. For big spells, they didn’t really get out against us. We won the ball back high in lots of areas, be it Mason or Pedro. I thought Jorginho and Kovacic dominated the midfield in the first half and switched the play as we wanted to switch it,"  he said.

"But football is won and lost in the boxes. They won in our box by being clinical. We had so many more shots and attacking entries than them, and that was where we let ourselves down by not putting them away," he added. 

Chelsea started the match the better of the two sides and should have taken the lead inside the opening 10 minutes as Tammy Abrahams rattled the post. 

Emerson also hit the crossbar, but United scored against the run of play as Marcus Rashfrod planted it in from the spot after Zouma had fouled him.

Second-half goals from the England international, Martial and James condemned the Blues to a heavy defeat, but they can be happy with their overall performance. 

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