Chelsea Coach Frank Lampard Reacts After West Ham 3-2 Defeat
Chelsea Coach Frank Lampard is confident that his team can finish in the Premier League top four despite Wednesday’s shocking 3-2 loss against West Ham, MySportDab reports.
The 3-2 loss means Manchester United are now only two points behind Chelsea in the race for Champions League football.
Willian gave Chelsea the lead from the penalty spot after Christian Pulisic was fouled in the 42nd minute.
But seconds before half-time it was now 1-1 after a beautiful header from Tomas Soucek.
In the second half, Michail Antonio gave David Moyes’ team the lead before Willian equalised again with a stunning free-kick.
But West Ham took all three points thanks to Andriy Yarmolenko’s late goal.
However, Frank Lampard has reminded his team that United are still two points behind them.
He said: “We still have two points ahead of Manchester United, who have played fantastic football and are on a good run, Wolves are also doing well this season and they’re just behind us, Leicester have had a good season and we’re behind them.
“It’s all about perspective. We are not happy because we wanted to win the match, we’re in a good position.
“So there’s no point in getting too down but I can’t help but say the truth, which is that we should have won the game tonight.”
He added: “I won’t say it’s the story of our season because we have had a good season but we have had such moments.
“We had the opportunity today to win but you have to play very well in every part of the game to win.”
Chelsea remain two points ahead of United and still face Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s team in the FA Cup Semi-final.
Chelsea play next in the Premier League against Watford on Saturday 8pm.