Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says his Blues should take confidence from their display against Man Utd.
Chelsea beat Manchester United 3-1 to reach the FA Cup final.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard said he couldn’t “ask for any more” from his players after the “work ethic and the level of performance” they put in their FA Cup semi-final win against Manchester United.
The West London club thrashed the Red Devils 3-1 at the Wembley Stadium on Sunday to set up a final with North London club Arsenal.
Goals from Olivier Giroud and Mason Mount, as well as an own goal from United captain Harry Maguire, handed Lampard’s Blues the win, though, midfielder Bruno Fernandes scored a consolation goal from the penalty spot with four minutes to go.
"I can't ask for any more from my players than that. The work ethic and the level of performance. We were on top and when they changed their system we were even better. I am very proud of that performance,” Lampard said as BBC Sport reported.
"Where we are at it is going to happen that we have some bad displays like against Sheffield United. We have done a lot of work in the last few days and the players deserve a huge amount of credit.
"They should take confidence from that display. We have leaders, you can't compare across eras but we have leaders in the team. It was a performance full of character and personality.
"We have finals ahead, Two in the league and then Arsenal. We want to win things. Three games won't define the progress we have made but we are at the business end."