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Chelsea manager Frank Lampard: "The players did everything I asked from them."

Lampard: "The players did everything I asked from them." [Getty]
Lampard: "The players did everything I asked from them." [Getty]

The west London club have been impressive in front of goal so far this season but failed to unlock Tottenham's solid defence, however, they completely nullified the threat of Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard believes his side deserved three points from the London derby clash against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

The Blues hosted Jose Mourinho’s Lilywhites at Stamford Bridge with both sides canceling each other out as they shared the spoils.

Although, Chelsea registered more shots during the clash but were unable to break down Mourinho’s side, who were resilient throughout the game.

Timo Werner saw his first-half goal disallowed for offside, while substitute Olivier Giroud, who came close, did not have the final touch to score the winning goal as he did against Rennes in France.

And, towards the end of the match, England midfielder Mason Mount struck the ball from afar, but goalkeeper Hugo Lloris made sure Tottenham kept a fourth consecutive clean sheet.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the goalless draw, Lampard said his Blues did all he asked as he admitted that they missed “the last bit”.

The 42-year-old said: "It went as I sort of expected. I thought we'd have a lot of possession. We created enough to win the game. The clean sheet factor against a side set up to counter-attack - that was excellent. We didn't give Kane or Son a sniff. The goalkeeper makes a great save from Mason Mount.

"Oli Giroud gets his chance. He won us the game midweek and is the man you want in those positions so I can't be too critical. We dominated the game possession-wise. This Tottenham team make it hard for you so the way we handled it was brilliant.

"In the end of the season it will all come together on if this was a good point or not. I am happy with the clean sheet but in actual game play we should win it. The players did everything I asked from them but we didn't get that last bit.

"Another day, with the attacking players we have. Sometimes you need a bit of magic from your creative players. The handbrake was a tiny but up but in a good way."

Chelsea full-back Ben Chilwell took the positives as he asserted: "The game was on a knife-edge. I think both sides were tactically pretty good so we're happy with the clean sheet.

"When you’ve got a strikeforce like they have, we as defenders have to concentrate for the whole 90 minutes and the clean sheet was very important. 

"Points are crucial and neither team wanted to give the other side any points. We’d have loved to win the game at Stamford Bridge against our rivals but we needed to keep a clean sheet."

Chelsea have now only lost once - to Premier League champions Liverpool - in 16 games in all competitions in the 2020-21 season so far and are already through to the last 16 of the Champions League. That is progression under Lampard!

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