Frank Lampard has delivered his verdict after Chelsea were defeated 1-0 by Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday afternoon.
It was a disappointing first game back in charge of the Blues for the legendary midfielder as Julen Lopetegui’s side got the better of them at Molineux.
In the first half, the game was rather scrappy, with both sides struggling to create any clear cut chances, but a wondergoal from Matheus Nunes blasted the hosts into the lead.
The visitors went into the break a goal down, and although they came out looking more bright in the second half, they were unable to mount a comeback.
Coming from behind to win this season has been a huge problem for Chelsea, in the Premier League they have won just twice from losing positions and a lack of goalscoring threat up top is largely to blame.
With just 29 goals scored from 30 league games, finding the back of the net has been an issue and it was the same against Wolves. Lampard’s side were unable to create anything that made Jose Sa and the Wolves defence panic as they mustered just one shot on target.
Following the game, Lampard shared his thoughts on the loss, he said: “I thought the performance in the first half was 70% or so. It was enough for it to be an even game and there was a rocket from them out of nowhere.
“In the second half there was more energy, more chances and we got more people in the box. We have been working here for one or two days and it’s about getting an understanding of that and the mindset of the team.”
It was a short turnaround for Lampard after being announced as interim head coach on Thursday, he touched on this after the game: “There has been a lot of change and that’s not an excuse but things need to improve and I think that performance summed it up.
I have to get an understanding of it. You have to get used to winning and make it a habit.”
With a clash against Real Madrid in the Champions League coming up on Wednesday night, Lampard will be hopeful his side can put up a better fight at the Santiago Bernabeu.
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