Lampard: “I saw what I felt was a hand ball near us before that but they didn’t give it,”

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard felt conceding a goal whilst having a player down injured was typical of Chelsea’s luck of late.

The Blues were held to a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge against in form Aston Villa, meaning they have only tasted victory once in five Premier League games.

The poor run of form has seen many mobile betting apps all-but give up hope of the Blues winning the league this season.

Chelsea had taken the lead through Olivier Giroud in the first 45, but Anwar El Ghazi equalised shortly after the break to earn a point for Villa.

Controversially, the Villa equaliser was scored while Andreas Christensen was down injured. Jack Grealish’s challenge on the defender had been deemed to be fair, and the away side then went on the attack, punishing the Blues in the process.

The equaliser would have been frustrating for Lampard, regardless, but this circumstance particularly angered the Chelsea manager.

Asked by Amazon Prime if he saw a good response from his players following defeat at the weekend, he said: “Yeah I did, definitely in the performance. We started really well.

“Villa had some moments but we dealt with them in the first half and came through the first half really strong.

“[We got] a goal that we deserved, but second half we conceded when we’ve got a man on the floor. That’s kind of the run that we’re in at the minute.

“We pushed and we couldn’t break the deadlock in the end to get the win. But attitude wise, effort wise, some of the play was really good against a good team.”

Although he referred to the incident, Lampard admitted he hadn’t yet seen the collision between Christensen and Grealish.

“No I haven’t really seen it,” he revealed. “I saw what I felt was a hand ball near us before that but they didn’t give it, but I haven’t seen the challenge.”

 

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