Lampard blasts ‘lazy’ Chelsea players after 3-1 defeat at Arsenal

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard attacked 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.

But Lampard’s men trailed 3-0 in the 56th minute, thanks to goals from Alexandre Lacazette, Granit Xhaka and Bukayo Saka.

Lampard, speaking to the media after the game, accused his players of not wanting to run or make the necessary effort from the start.

“I am angry because I want to win games. Today was an opportunity to go to a place where they are having a hard time, but you know how it goes.

“Either he makes it more difficult or he gives them a little opening. We did it 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 am very disappointed with the way we approach the first half,” said Lampard.

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