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Lampard reacts after Chelsea beat West Ham 3-0.

Updated: Dec 22, 2020

Back-to-back defeats had seen the Blues slip down the table but they returned to winning ways again on Monday.

Chelsea move to fifth spot following 3-0 win over West Ham [Getty]
Chelsea move to fifth spot following 3-0 win over West Ham [Getty]

Frank Lampard heaped praise on his Chelsea side after their 3-0 win over West Ham United on Monday night.

Following back-to-back league defeats to Everton and Wolves respectively, the Blues were eager to put in a proper display in order to return to winning ways and they did.

Thiago Silva broke the deadlock 10 minutes into the clash at Stamford Bridge as he headed home a corner kick from England international Mason Mount.

The Hammers created a few chances but failed to convert and eventually Tammy Abraham's double [in the 78th and 80th minute] compounded their woes as the Blues moved up to fifth spot in the Premier League standings.

Following the victory over the east London club, Lampard told BBC Sport: "It was nice to see that at the end because we had a period at 1-0 where it was tough, we dealt with that well. Once we got the second goal, Kovacic came on and got us up the pitch and we could have had more goals in the end.

"That's the period Timo (Werner) is in, it's unfortunate but he's getting in the positions - when one (goal) goes in it will be a run for him. Tammy (Abraham) and Oli (Giroud) both bring different things, Tammy did his thing today and that's what we needed.

"West Ham are a good team on good form, so many threats, I thought today would be a tough match and it proved to be so, even in the not beautiful moments we defended superbly - Thiago Silva did brilliantly with that.

"We dropped off slightly and it was important tonight we came back, there were loads of things for the team to show their character - we want more.

"Christmas has been changed for everybody this year, for the lads we just have to prepare for Arsenal, it's a busy time of year for us."

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