Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has expressed his disappointment on the team following their shock 1-0 defeat to Bournemouth in the Premier League. The west London giants were tipped to pick up a victory against an injury-plagued Bournemouth side but that was clearly not the case as they lacked the cutting edge in the final third of the pitch.
The Capital outfit were frustrated for most parts of the game against a resolute Cherries defence and they were ultimately on the wrong end of a 1-0 result after Gosling beat the offside trap to score the winning goal in the 84th minute. Speaking after the game, Lampard said that the Blues have struggled in front of their supporters this term and acknowledged that the performance against the Cherries was far from acceptable.
He added that the supporters are obliged to express their frustration, particularly with most of the distribution happening around the backline, he told: “In front of our fans we’re not playing well enough and getting enough results. Today wasn’t a ‘we’ve created a load of chances day’ – we created two or three great chances and we need to take them if we want to improve. But today we didn’t get the fans excited enough. The fans shouldn’t be excited if we’re playing 10 balls across our back four. That’s not a team I want to manage.”
With the result, the Blues have failed to win four of their previous five league games and that has certainly put their top four place at risk. The Capital outfit have comfortably been positioned in the fourth spot for the past few months but their advantage over the fifth-placed side could reduce to two points, should Manchester United beat Everton on Sunday. They have a tough schedule ahead with back-to-back league games against Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.