Lampard admits Chelsea were complacent in FA Cup final defeat

Chelsea suffered a series of setbacks and played some poor football in their FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal. 

Frank Lampard was as usual his touch of class to absolutely focus on his team rather than the issues at hand with refereeing. 

“We started well for 10-15 minutes and we can only blame ourselves form that point,” he told the BBC. “We got complacent, we took time on the ball like it was a stroll and we allowed them into the game. It’s hard to get back into the game then. A lot of today is on us.

“All I can do form the sidelines is shout! There are elements in our game that we have worked hard on all year but that is in you as a group. Today we were slow, we played back on ourselves, invited pressure. We didn’t play well enough to win a final.

“I’m not even thinking about next week, it all came together for us today, two hamstrings, a dislocated shoulder. It’s the end of a long long season and it was the tipping point for us.”

Although injuries to Willian (before the match), Kante sitting out, Azpilicueta and Pulisic and Pedro during hampered Chelsea, it was however, the horrendous refereeing in four crucial moments from Anthony Taylor that made the headlines. 

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