Furious Lampard Blasts ‘Lazy’ Chelsea Players After Shocking Arsenal’s Defeat


By Oyinlola Awonuga (The New Diplomat’s Entertainment, Styles & Sports Desk)

Disturbed by the growing concerns over his team’s recent lackluster performance, Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has hit out at his ‘lazy’ Chelsea players, after they lost 3-1 to Arsenal on Boxing Day.

The Gunners were 15th before the game, while the Blues could have gone second with a win.

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But Lampard’s men were 3-0 down after 56 minutes, thanks to goals from Alexandre Lacazette, Granit Xhaka and Bukayo Saka.

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Lampard, speaking to the media after the game, accused his players of not wanting to run or put the required amount of effort in from the start.

“I’m angry because I want to win games. Today was an opportunity to go to a place where they’re having a tough time but you know how that goes.

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“You either make it more difficult for them or you give them a little opening. We did that from minute one and then we continued to do it for 45 minutes and then you get what you deserve.

“Lazy giving away a penalty, and a free-kick, I’m very disappointed with way we approached first half,” Lampard said.

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