Cesar Azpilicueta was left with mixed feelings after Chelsea drew 1-1 with Aston Villa.

“We needed a reaction after Saturday’s performance but we’re disappointed not to get the three points,” Azpilicueta explained.

“We talked about showing more character because we were very disappointed with the result and the performance [against Arsenal]. We were far from the level this group has shown a few weeks ago.

“From the first minute, the team competed well. We pushed until the end to get the three points but we couldn’t find a way.”

Frank Lampard was not happy with the result but admitted his side fought hard.

“I saw a reaction today in terms of the performance from my players,” said Lampard.

“Nobody let me down today, the attitude was great and I think we just didn’t quite get the rub of the green.

“We put in a lot of effort and a lot of work-rate against a really solid and organised team. Obviously we want to win the game, especially being at home but I saw a lot more positives from my side today.

“I thought a lot of our play was really good. We had chances late on too, Chilly almost scores an incredible goal at the end and Timo has a good opportunity too.

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