Frank Lampard says Chelsea have no excuses for the defeat against Newcastle.

Frank Lampard has urged his Blues to find their "killer instinct" in front of goal.


Frank Lampard was not happy with how his Chelsea side were handed a ‘sucker punch’ by Newcastle United on Saturday.


The Blues fell to a 1-0 defeat in a game they dominated at St. James’ Park as Isaac Hayden's 94th-minute header secured three points for the Magpies. 


After the clash, Lampard bemoaned the lack of quality from their attacking players and urged his team to find their "killer instinct" in front of goal.


"It's football, you have to get your head around it very quickly. I'm not always massive on stats but the feel of the game was domination," Lampard told Sky Sports.


"They hit the bar with a header, one of I think three headers they had in the game and they scored with one of them. Other than that, second half I don't remember them endangering our box, we were camped around their box and creating chances.


"We know we have problems at the top of the pitch, scoring goals. We don't get enough front-line goals if we want to bridge the gap and that's something we've seen a lot this season, especially at home.



"Today was like a home game in how we performed on the pitch and if you don't score then you're always liable to a sucker punch and we got it.


"It's something we need to address, the instinctive nature to score the goal. We're working on it.


"We need to be clinical. We can't make any bones about it, it's a reality. We can't work anymore in training on finishing. You have to have that killer instinct in front of goal. We need to score more goals from front-line areas to get where we need to be."



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