Frank Lampard, the Chelsea boss has seen this movie before.
Chelsea keep the ball, dominate the game, fail to find a cutting edge, concede a late goal on the counter and lose the match. It was epitomized last night as Newcastle won it in the dying second with their first shot on target.
Here is how the Chelsea boss reacted.
“It’s because we didn’t score, we had control of the whole game. We have to be more clinical and the players know that.
“It’s been the story of parts of our season – there have been so many great stories of our season but part of it is we control; we create but we don’t score.”
Lampard went on to say: “I can’t complain about anything from the team really. Of course we don’t want to give headers away in our box, they’re big and that happens but other than that, we gave everything we could to try to win the game.”
On the game, Lampard added: “When we did attack, there were so many moments where a bit of quality, the final pass, and certainly the finish wasn’t there for us today. We created enough but couldn’t score, we need to finish our chances.”