Chelsea manager Frank Lampard said that tiredness played a role in his team’s 1-1 draw against Leicester City last night.
After narrowly missing out on the UEFA Super Cup, the Blues started well against Leicester City with Mason Mount opening the scoring after just 7 minutes. However, and equaliser from Wilfred Ndidi saw Chelsea bagging just one point.
Before yesterday’s match, Chelsea had a grueling encounter against Liverpool in Istanbul and Lampard said that the fatigue played a role in Chelsea’s draw.
As quoted by Sky Sports, the Chelsea manager said: “I hate the tiredness excuse, but it has to be a factor in the second half. I saw Liverpool play yesterday, and I know it would have been tough for them. 120 minutes, flight back the next day, up until five in the morning, so I think it did have an impact on us late in the game.
“But again, I think we’re good enough to take that factor out and be better on the ball. I feel for the players a bit on that one, but still I don’t want to use it as the overriding excuse.”
After yesterday’s draw, the Blues are currently 15th in the Premier League table. They next play Norwich City at Carrow Road on Saturday. The Canaries won their previous match at home against Newcastle United with Teemo Pukki steering Daniel Farke’s side to a 3-1 victory.