Chelsea manager Frank Lampard after win over Aston Villa: "Today we were back."

Mason Mount’s thumping volley in the 48th minute wrapped up the win for the west London side.


Chelsea manager Frank Lampard praised their 2-1 win over Aston Villa on Wednesday night.


The Blues boss was pleased with his team’s ‘character’, saying their only disappointment was they didn’t score more goals.


Tammy Abraham broke the deadlock in the 23rd minute with a brilliant header - his 11th Premier League goal of the campaign - from Reece James’ cross before Trezeguet drew Villa level before half-time.


Then, Mason Mount’s thumping volley in the 48th minute wrapped up the win for the west London side.


Follow the victory at Stamford Bridge, Lampard said as BBC Sport quoted: "I thought we were great today. I'm pleased because that was us again, we had a blip against West Ham and today we were back.


"Our character at half-time was important and we carried off where we left off. The disappointment of the day is we didn't score two or three.


"Villa are stubborn, have picked up results on the road and you can see why. They have good players and are well organised."



On seeing John Terry in the opposition dugout, Lampard said: "It was a bit strange, I've been there myself last year - it is difficult.


"You are professional and want to to do your job but it is not easy.


"I'm glad John had his moment here and got his applause. John was very humble, didn't want to make a big deal about it, but he's a legend, the most decorated captain the club has ever had, and he deserved it."



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