Frank Lampard responds to Jurgen Klopp’s claim that Chelsea have the strongest team in the Premier League after the Blues were defeated by Everton to deal a blow to their title hopes … and hopes the idea of the ‘five substitutes’ are discussed again
- Frank Lampard is perplexed by Chelsea’s hype after his undefeated streak ended
- The former midfielder feels his team is still a work in progress
- Lampard believes that the idea of using five substitutes per team will be discussed soon.
- Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic missed the match at Goodison Park
- Gylfi Sigurdsson’s penalty was the only goal of the match as Everton won 1-0
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard said he was taken aback by the hype surrounding Chelsea as title contenders as their 17-game undefeated streak ended at Everton on Saturday night.
Lampard’s team has been singled out as challengers after spending £ 200m on new recruits in the latest transfer window, and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp claimed last weekend that the Blues were favorites due to depth. ‘ “ amazing ” on his team.
But Lampard says he’s baffled: ‘I keep reading how we had the strongest team in the league. I do not get it.
Frank Lampard disagrees with Jurgen Klopp’s claim that Chelsea have the best team in the league
“The teams that surround us have won titles and have forwards who score 30 goals every year, players who have won the Champions League.
“We have some players who have won titles, but we also have some who are new to the Premier League and are young. We are a work in progress and nights like this can happen.
‘I don’t like them, but they can happen.’
Lampard missed wingers Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic due to muscle injuries and hopes the Premier League will review the possibility of using five substitutions per team.
Everton also took out James Rodríguez. When you see Chelsea play Everton, you want to see these exciting wingers, ” Lampard said. ‘I think the five subs will be addressed later in the week.
“If we expect players to fly around the world and then do it again on Tuesday and Saturday, you have to look at the bigger picture. Do we miss the open players? Yes.’
For Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti, who used to coach Lampard at Chelsea, it was a major victory that gave him his team’s first clean sheet since opening day.
Chelsea lost Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic to Everton due to muscle injuries
Carlo Ancelotti’s men collected their second league clean sheet this season to banish the Blues
Gylfi Sigurdsson scored home the only goal of the game as the Toffees moved up to seventh
‘We needed this performance. We needed these points, ‘he said. “After a difficult period, we had to move on and tonight the performance was really good.
Defensively we didn’t concede chances, just a couple of set pieces and long shots. We were well organized. ‘
Everton took the points, with Gylfi Sigurdsson’s penalty after 22 minutes showing the difference after Edouard Mendy had beaten Dominic Calvert-Lewin. Chelsea hit the wood three times but did not register a shot on goal in the second half.