Lampard gripes about his only gripe after Chelsea’s fifth consecutive Premier League win – We Ain’t Got No History
Not even the evil (i.e. wildly inconsistent) powers of VAR, nor the Lev Yashin-esque superkeeper flip from Ben Foster might stop Chelsea from profitable on Saturday, notching a league-best fifth consecutive win, and amassing a seventh immediately win to match a 30-year membership mark, with the 2-1 overcome Watford at Vicarage Street.
It was a largely comfy afternoon for the Blues in opposition to the underside aspect within the Premier League, till we received too comfy, performed ourselves into bother, and located ourselves on the flawed aspect of the VAR eye within the sky (many times).
Up to date VAR choices by membership:
Complete overturns: 27
Resulting in targets: 7
Resulting in disallowed targets: 16
Penalties awarded: 5 (2 missed)
Penalties cancelled: 1
Pink playing cards: 1
Most in opposition to: Chelsea 4
Most for: Leicester 4
Most concerned: Leicester, West Ham 5https://t.co/bSzZIxIjM6
— Dale Johnson (@DaleJohnsonESPN) November 3, 2019
Thankfully, Kepa got here up massive within the dying moments to disclaim an equalizer, and Chelsea had been in a position to accumulate all three factors to maintain tempo with the remainder of the highest 4, who’ve now opened up a pleasant 6-point hole to the remainder of the league.
Given the way wherein and personnel with whom Chelsea are carrying out these outcomes, there are many issues to be glad about. And to make sure, Frank Lampard is sort of glad certainly. However he’s additionally the pinnacle coach, and a head coach who preaches fixed effort, work, and enchancment, so he has to have at the least one gripe. He might need a couple of — he most likely has a couple of — however he revealed solely only one in his post-match feedback.
“At instances we’re actually producing a few of the type that I would like from us. Our work off the ball in some video games the place we now have been pushed laborious, like Ajax away and Liverpool, has actually happy me.
“They’ve labored on that in coaching to a degree the place they’re match sufficient. In durations of video games I’m happy with the best way we mix and swap the ball. If I’ve received a gripe it’s that we’re not sustaining that for lengthy sufficient at a time.”
-Frank Lampard; supply: Telegraph
Whereas Lampard acknowledges that Chelsea’s opponents might need a little bit of say about all that as properly, he needs his staff to enhance as a result of he is aware of they’ll enhance. We’ll face harder opposition than Watford as quickly as Tuesday, when Ajax come to city within the must-not-lose fourth match of the Champions League group stage.
“I do know it isn’t straightforward however we at all times try for extra. I’m happy with massive components however I really feel that we are able to get higher.”
-Frank Lampard; supply: Mail
And that’s how winners are made.