Chelsea coach Frank Lampard criticized his players after yesterday’s 1-3 defeat by Arsenal in the English Premier League, saying that their lack of seriousness in performance deprived them of the opportunity to climb to second place among the championship teams.
Thanks to goals by Alexandre Lacazette (from a penalty kick), Granit Chaka and Bukayo Saka, struggling Arsenal managed to secure their first league win in nearly two months.
“This was an opportunity to climb into second place against a struggling team,” Lampard told Sky Sports. . After the defeat Chelsea fell to seventh place.
Chelsea’s performance improved in the second half, and succeeded in reducing the difference through Tami Abraham’s goal in the 85th minute, before his player, Jorginho, wasted a penalty kick.
“We fought, but we made our mission difficult in the first half. The message is clear: Arsenal is a dangerous competitor. Winning the Premier League matches requires an outstanding performance,” Lampard said.
On the other hand, Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta said he was happy with the victory that pushed his team to 14th among the tournament’s 20 teams.
“I hope that the victory will be a turning point in the team’s career. Let us continue the process because we still have many areas of development and improvement,” Arteta added.