Lampard highlights what concerned him most in Chelsea loss away to Sheffield

Lampard highlights what concerned him most in Chelsea loss away to Sheffield

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard was concerned more about how his team generally performed as opposed to losing the match in their 3-0 loss away to Sheffield on Saturday. 

The Blues lost their second match since the restart, and it might have some implications as they face the possibility of dropping out of the top-four race. 

A brace from David McGoldrick on either side of an Oli McBurnie header was enough to fell Lampard's men, who looked far from best in Yorkshire. 

Speaking after the match, Lampard acknowledged the goals were as a result of individual errors, but he 'learned a lot' from the match. 

"I’m not actually concerned so much about the top four today, even though all I do is watch the games on TV and consider where we’re at and what we want to do," he said as quoted by the club's official website.

"Of course I want to get there but today I’m concerned about how we performed and I learned a lot about that. We cannot approach Norwich or Man United or Liverpool or Wolves in the same way we did today,"

"It's not one to cry our eyes out over for days. We know where we're at - we have the opportunity to fight for the top four, which not many expected us to do at the start of the season. We're nowhere near a finished article, I know that and we have to improve," he added. 

The Blues still lie third despite the loss but could find themselves in fifth by Monday night if Leicester and Man United win their matches. 

The remaining fixtures are also tricky for Lampard's charges, as they still have to face  Wolves, Liverpool and Norwich in their remaining three matches.