Frank Lampard was absolutely furious with his players after Chelsea conceded a goal from their very own corner kick.
Gabriel Martinelli was allowed to run the length of the pitch through the very midfield to equalize for a 10-men Arsenal last night.
N’Golo Kante slipped and fell before he could stop the 18-year-old but no one else even put a challenge in. It was a wonderful expression of courage and composure from the young Brazilian but the Chelsea players will feel disappointed in not having dealt with the situation better. Lampard pointed how lacklustre his side was in letting the goal in as he pointed out after the game, “It was on the edge of the box where was the problem,” before adding pointedly, “People need to do their job.”
Cezar Azpilicueta did give Chelsea the lead a second time, late into the game. However, his compatriot, Hector Bellerin again leveled the scoreline for Arsenal with a beautiful curled effort with his left foot. Questions were once again asked of Kepa Arrizibalaga, who fans thought could have dealt with the shot better.
The Gunners put in a more convincing performance at Stamford Bridge that their gallant hosts. Lampard and his men exitted the pitch feeling like it was three points dropped and rightfully so. The worst part is, Tammy Abraham became another casualty from the home side. Lampard believes Chelsea have the firepower to deal with the number nine’s absence.
“Yes, yes; and we have the players there to do that,” Lampard said. “I hope he’s not (out for several weeks), but if he is then yes, we do have the players.”