Frank Lampard complains AGAIN about his leaky defense after Chelsea slipped the lead against Southampton
‘You want to finish it … we have to be more solid’: Frank Lampard complains AGAIN of his puncture defense after Chelsea twice slipped the lead in a draw with Southampton
- Chelsea were turned back and had to settle for a point with Southampton
- Frank Lampard’s team was again guilty of making several defensive errors
- The Blues boss complained about his shaky backline after scoring three more goals
- Timo Werner and Kai Havertz’s first league goals weren’t enough for the hosts
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard was frustrated by his side’s defensive capitulation in Saturday’s 3-3 draw against Southampton at Stamford Bridge, after the visitors came twice from behind to earn a point.
Timo Werner doubled in the first half while Kai Havertz scored in the second half as Chelsea’s new recruits opened their Premier League accounts, but the Saints took advantage of defensive errors and stole a run with a late injury time.
‘You lead two goals, you want to finish it. It was certainly the best we’ve played this season at this stage, ‘Lampard told BBC Sport.
Frank Lampard once again complained of his shaky defense after Chelsea’s draw against Southampton
Kepa Arrizabalaga (center) started and was involved in a defensive error for Saints’ second
But Southampton is a good side. They’re putting pressure on us off the ball. They put pressure on us after the first goal.
‘My message during half time was that the goal should not change too much. We never got to the same level in the second half. We can do better. We need to be more solid and making individual mistakes gives other teams opportunities. ‘
Kepa Arrizabalaga was back in goal with new sign Edouard Mendy sidelined with an injury and he was involved in a defensive foul when Southampton made it 2-2 via Che Adams.
Che Adams (far left) scored for the visitors and Jannik Vestergaard headed in the late equalizer
The Southampton defender bent down to divert a stunning header past Kepa in 92 minutes
Lampard, however, declined to blame the Spanish goalkeeper who was in a crisis of confidence after falling from the base due to errors in previous games.
“(The second goal) is a mistake we should have dealt with and if you’re going to admit goals like that, that’s not something we can have in our game,” Lampard told reporters.
‘He (Kepa) has to be strong enough, that’s how it is in top sport and keepers have to do with that. He gets the support of myself and his teammates. It’s a shame because he made some good saves. ‘