Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has said that his side weren’t committed enough at times in their 3-1 defeat by Everton on Saturday.
Everton got off to a perfect start under Duncan Ferguson as they followed up their 5-2 defeat to Liverpool with a huge win against the Blues at Goodison Park.
Richarlison’s header early on was added to by a Dominic Calvert-Lewin brace – his first in four years – and speaking to BT Sport after the game, Lampard was unhappy with his side’s performance.
“We gave them three goals,” the manager said. “I suppose the first goal will be seen as a good goal from their point of view but we know Richarlison’s good in the air, he scores a lot of goals and we didn’t deal with it.
“Then when you give Everton that goal to hang on to, we gave ourselves a problem. We didn’t create enough chances and we didn’t want to shoot enough, we dribble into their box and we try and beat someone else. We need to shoot more.
“And then the other two goals were just really poor from our point of view. You dominate a game with possession, you play a team that play with a lot of fighting spirit in the moment when they’re fighting for their interim manager and for themselves and we’ve got to do more.
I think we matched them on the work rate. Work rate is one thing, I expect us to match everyone in this league on that but sometimes physical contact is another.
“So if you’re not going to win headers or balls that bounce down and you’re not going to go through the ball and the man a little bit then at places like Goodison, especially, it’s going to be really hard to come and win.”
Chelsea‘s next game sees them face Lille in the Champions League on Tuesday.