Frank Lampard conceded his players were “below par” in the 0-1 home defeat against West Ham United.
The Stamford Bridge home crowd was shocked to see their free-flowing attack fail to break the defence of 15th placed (now 13th) West Ham United.
“There haven’t been many times I have said we were below par, hardly at all. Today was one of those days. But I don’t think it is time for harsh reactions and judgements across individuals across the team as I see it,” Lampard said.
“It is time for a look at a bit of character to see our reaction against Aston Villa. We need to be more inventive and generally we have been this season. My gripe this season is more we are not converting enough of the chances we are making. Today wasn’t quite that, we didn’t create enough.”
Lampard continued, “I still believe in this squad. If you look at this today we made some changes but we didn’t perform the way that we wanted to.
“That will be questions asked of us from the outside, there will be questions I will ask want asked for myself on the inside. I do believe in the squad and I think we have shown some great stuff this season.”