Frank Lampard says Chelsea defeat was harsh Champions League lesson

Tanya Simon
September 20, 2019

But Barkley is adamant that the lack of home wins is not preying on Chelsea minds. Battling well to form a defensive rearguard, Parejo and Kondogbia laid the foundations for their second-half performance, cutting through Chelsea's midfield with intricate one-two's to pick off the space.

"We had a great game at the weekend against Wolves and we tried to build on that, and for the majority of the game we played quite well so that is why it's so hard to accept that we lost".

Their Spanish opponents for Tuesday night have a new manager Albert Celades, who will take charge of his first Champions League game, after being hired by the club last week.

"I'm happy to score and contribute to winning the game, but as a whole I thought we all did well and it was a big night for us".

"We're joint-third. We're not doing badly".

"We probably should have got the win, or at least a draw", he said. The Brazilian looked aggrieved before and after the miss, and Barkley looked mighty confident right until the moment he missed his shot.

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But it was not usual penalty taker Jorginho or Willian who took the spot kick.

According to Lampard, Barkley was indeed the designated penalty taker and his assistance was within protocol. I don't know what the conversation was, but Jorginho and Willian were the takers on the pitch. "It is football and he missed the penalty".

"They had been simply encouraging me, encouraging me to fetch the function".

Crediting "Express" in their match review and rating, Tomori 'Showed good pace to make an excellent recovery challenge and was keen to bring the ball out of defence, spraying passes around confidently'. Apart from the occasional mistakes, the young team has been very impressive and the Lampard is very confident that they will be do the same against Europe's elites as well.

Former Derby boss Lampard had Mount on loan at the Championship side last season, with the youngster scoring 11 goals in 44 games in all competitions. "It's still a group where I think teams will take points off each other, because all the teams are strong".

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