LONDON: Chelsea manager Frank Lampard wants his players to learn from their mistakes before Tammy Abraham scored late in the game to tie West Bromwich Albion 3-3 in the English Premier League earlier this morning.
The slow action of Lampard’s men in the first half of the match saw them fall 0-3 through two goals scored by Callum Robinson and Kyle Bartley.
Chelsea captain Thiago Silva should have been held responsible for his first appearance after the Paris Saint-Germain defender gave the ball to Robinson to score his second goal.
However, Mason Mount sparked a resurgence of the Blues in the second half of the match when they scored in the 55th minute before Callum Hudson-Odoi scored the second goal in the 70th minute.
Abraham emerged Chelsea’s savior when he scored the equalizer for the club in extra time.
While Lampard can breathe a sigh of relief with the strength of the attacking machinery he has but he admits there is still much to be done to strengthen his defensive fortifications.
“You can not continue to punish them for the mistakes made today (early this morning). You can hold as many meetings as you want but with such mistakes you give yourself the strength to get up.
“The question is how did you bounce back in the second half of the match. I always felt we could do it but we still lost two points.
“This is a useful lesson for us,” Lampard said.
After spending 200 million pounds to bring in new players, Chelsea should have turned into a club capable of challenging the league title but the performance shown so far proves that they are still far behind defending champions Liverpool.
“I will not criticize the whole game. There are no tactical aspects that you can analyze because it all happened due to simple mistakes.
“I expect an improvement in the performance of the players. However, in terms of team fitness, it will not last until after the international break for me to see we are at the best level,” he said.