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Frank Lampard: Chelsea’s display was "not good enough" and "below par" against Sheffield United.

Updated: Jul 13, 2020

A brace from David McGoldrick and a goal from Oliver McBurnie downed Frank Lampard’s Blues at Bramall Lane.

Chelsea were beaten 3-0 despite having the majority of the possession (76%) in the match.

Frank Lampard said Chelsea’s display was "not good enough" and "below par" after Sheffield United's 3-0 win over the Blues.

The Stamford Bridge club were bombarded by the Blades at the Bramall Lane on Saturday as a brace from David McGoldrick and a goal from Oliver McBurnie handed the South Yorkshire club three points.

McGoldrick's first Premier League goal opened the scoring in the 18th minute before McBurnie increased the lead 15 minutes later with a brilliant header.

Chelsea's defence remained shaky throughout the match and they were ruthlessly punished by another McGoldrick close-range strike in the 77th minute.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the defeat, a disappointed Lampard said: "They were better than us, physically, in the mind and with the ball. So you lose the game. They were stronger than us. You feel and hear every noise and all I could hear was Sheffield United voices. They are a good team. If you come here and perform below par this is what will happen.

"We matched them shape wise. We were too slow and weren't getting our wingers into the game. We tried to get control, which we did but weren't threatening. At 2-0 down you make it difficult for yourselves. Disappointing. Mistakes. You analyse all season and review and move forward.

“We need to put that to bed quickly and fight for the top four. I learned a lot and I won't forget that.

"I am not concerned about top four today. All I do is sit and watch the games and consider what we want to do. But today I am concerned with how we performed. We will see where we are when we approach Norwich. But we can't approach Norwich or Manchester United or Wolves like we did today."

Chelsea’s 3-0 loss is the biggest margin of defeat for a team that had the majority of possession (76%) in a Premier League game since full possession data became available.

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