Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has said Chelsea did not look like a team he wants to manage.
Lampard is furious with the Blues team after the Bournemouth 1-0 defeat. Chelsea has lost 4 out of the last 5 matches.
“I don’t know about fear but in front of our own fans it’s clear now we aren’t playing well enough and getting enough results.
“Up until now I think a lot of it – and I said this after Lille – was we’re not taking enough chances because we’re creating a lot and we’re giving away some silly goals. Today wasn’t a ‘we’re creating loads of chances day’, we created two or three great chances and we need to take them if we want to improve, but today we just didn’t get the fans excited enough.
“The fans shouldn’t be excited if we’re going to play 10 balls across our back four. They shouldn’t be. I think that’s not the team I want to manage.”
“I don’t blame the fans. I’m a Chelsea man and I will be the first one to say the fans were flat today and we needed them.
“I would be the first, but today I’m never going to say that because if I’m a fan sitting there today, I’d also say ‘pfft, too slow. Centre-back to centre-back, full-back to full-back, back to centre-back, back to full-back and I don’t want to come and see that’.
“So I won’t blame the fans, they come here to support the team, they will come to Tottenham next week, they will come to Southampton on Boxing Day and some responsibility is on the players to excite them, to have the personality and the balls to take the ball in an area and beat someone or play forwards.”