‘We did not ram home our control… we got sloppy’: Frank Lampard admits his young Chelsea side were simply not good enough after Arsenal came from behind to take FA Cup glory
A Chelsea win in the first ever behind closed doors final would have ended a remarkable first season in charge for Lampard following his side’s top our finish against the odds.
But, just like in 2017 against Arsenal, they failed as favourites and Chelsea boss Lampard was left to rue a below par performance.
Frank Lampard (right) admits his young side fell apart during Saturday’s FA Cup final
Asked to pinpoint the reasons he said: ‘We did not play well enough.
‘We had a great start and had control of the game but at that point we started to get sloppy and not take that control and continue to move the ball quickly. We did not ram home our control, got slower not moving it so well and winning it back so quickly.
‘That changed the tone of the game and it was very hard to get it back after…