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Frank Lampard reflects on Chelsea loss to Manchester United.

Updated: Nov 20, 2023

Chelsea boss Lampard believes his Blues paid the price for not taking their chances against Manchester United.

Lampard reacts after Man Utd beat Chelsea [Sky Sports Screen Shot]
Lampard reacts after Man Utd beat Chelsea [Sky Sports Screen Shot]

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard expressed his utmost disappointment after his side lost 2-0 to Manchester United on Monday night.

The Blues were the better team, created more opportunities, hit the post and they had two goals disallowed but United took their chances as headers from Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire secured a vital win for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team.

Speaking to BBC Sport following the defeat at Stamford Bridge, Lampard rued several missed chances by his team, adding that VAR didn’t do its job.

He said: "It didn't feel like a 2-0 and the performance was good in many ways but moments at this level can lose you the game. The first goal was sloppy, we gave them the ball back. The rest of the game was typical of our home games this season, against a team with five at the back.

"It's not worth me going on about it [the lack of a new striker in January] now but the reality was there for us to see. If we're not going to take chances then we're not going to win games. When you dominate large periods you have to take your chances."

On the VAR controversies: "I've seen it again [the possible Harry Maguire red card] and VAR is there for that and they didn't get it right. Azpilicueta gets a shove in the back - it's not clear, it's not obvious, Azpi has been pushed in the back."

On the stadium emptying after Olivier Giroud's late strike was disallowed, he said: "It's a bit soul destroying but it's the culmination of a few incidents. VAR is there for that and a toe offside is a toe offside, even if we don't like it."



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