Lampard expects 'pretty emotional' night for Terry on Stamford Bridge return
The Chelsea legend, who is now an assistant for Aston Villa, is set to return to the club's home stadium for the first time since leavingVilla assistant Terry will be back at the club he spent almost two decades with as a professional, during which time he won 15 major honours, with many of those won playing alongside Lampard.
Frank Lampard urged his Chelsea players to prove they have the courage to cope with adversity after Bournemouth snatched a shock 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Lampard 's side were beaten for the fourth time in their last five Premier League games as Dan Gosling netted a VAR-reviewed
Playing too safe contributed to a generally flat atmosphere at the Bridge but the boss refused to blame the supporters. Players have to show that they deserve to come in and make a difference, particularly in a moment like now.’ Finally, Lampard stressed that these setbacks would be tackled
Frank Lampard has demanded more urgency from Chelsea after they suffered a fourth defeat in five Premier League games against Bournemouth on Saturday.
Chelsea were poor against Eddie Howe's men – who went into the game on a run of five straight top-flight losses – and scarcely tested Cherries goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale before Dan Gosling's 84th-minute winner, given by VAR after it had initially been ruled out by referee Graham Scott.
The Blues come up against former manager Jose Mourinho when they travel to Tottenham next weekend and Lampard has demanded his side loosen the shackles in which they appear to be playing.
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The Blues manager has assured fans that he will stick to his principles even with money to spend in the transfer windowYoungsters Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, Reece James and Fikayo Tomori have all broken through this season, with Chelsea having turned to academy products after a two-window transfer ban was imposed on them by FIFA in February.
Too slow . Passing the ball between centre-back to full-back and back to centre-back without taking any risks." Because let's face it, Bournemouth are not the first and will not be the last "well organised team who want to stop Chelsea playing " - as Lampard put it - to come and defend well at Stamford
Frank Lampard urged his Chelsea players to prove they have the courage to cope with adversity after Bournemouth snatched a shock 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Lampard 's side were beaten for the fourth time in their last five Premier League games as Dan Gosling netted a
"If we are not at our best and if we don't have enough, then we need to find another way," he told a media conference.
"We need urgency in our play. Getting it through the lines. Don't play safe; we played too safe.
"In front of our home fans, it's clear we are not playing well enough. We are creating a lot but giving away silly goals. We didn't create enough. We didn't get the fans excited enough."
Chelsea to face 'home truths', says Lampard
Chelsea should be prepared to face some "home truths", head coach Frank Lampard said.Chelsea suffered losses to West Ham (1-0) and Everton (3-1) either side of their victory at home to Aston Villa.
Frank Lampard urged his Chelsea players to prove they have the courage to cope with adversity after Bournemouth snatched a shock 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Lampard ’s side were beaten for the fourth time in their last five Premier League games as Dan Gosling netted a VAR-reviewed
Frank Lampard is bearing the brunt of Chelsea fans’ criticism this afternoon as the Blues slipped to a 1-0 defeat at home to Bournemouth . One person raged: “ LAMPARD OUT useless coach what messiah? that guy is worse than sarri SACK LAMPARD I wish we had signed MOURINHNO.
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Asked if he was blaming the result on the poor atmosphere created by fans, Lampard responded: "I'm not blaming them. I would be the first to say that, but I am never going to say that today. The play was too slow. I won't blame the fans. The responsibility is on the players.
"I have been in the dressing room playing after those games and I am not going to draw a line between me and the players. We have a long week where they can go away a couple of days and, when they come back, train hard for Tottenham. We have to admit at the moment it is not good enough."
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Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe was delighted with his side's display and hopes the VAR decision in their favour can act as a catalyst for a run of improved results, with Gosling's goal allowed to stand after an initial offside flag.
"We certainly needed it," he said. "It was the best we have fought and competed. We looked a real threat in the second half. Everyone gave everything.
Howe confirms Ake out for six weeks
Eddie Howe says Nathan Ake will be ruled out for six weeks with a hamstring injury suffered against Liverpool last weekend. Ake was forced off the field during Bournemouth's 3-0 defeat to Jurgen Klopp's side, with Howe saying in the immediate aftermath that the injury did "not look good".However, the Cherries manager said in his press conference on Friday that there has since been a more optimistic prognosis. © Getty Howe has back his resilience to help Bournemouth out of a poor run of form "It was relatively good news on Nathan's scan," said Howe.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says his team failed to move the ball quickly enough and were too " safe " as they lost 1-0 at Stamford Bridge to an injury-hit Bournemouth side. Chelsea weren't good enough to break Cherries down - Lampard .
Chelsea 0-1 Bournemouth : Cherries storm Stamford Bridge as Dan Gosling's shock winner makes it four Bournemouth stunned Stamford Bridge with a memorable victory against struggling Chelsea on Lampard though was inclined to point the finger at his players rather than quiet supporters.
"It is a difficult one [the VAR decision]. It happened in a flash. I don't know if they stopped. I thought it would be tight. VAR took a long time. We are delighted it bounced in our favour.
"You are in the moment so are just waiting. It was hopefully something that turns our fortunes. There were some great performances."
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Chelsea boss Lampard: Mourinho taught me how to bond with young players .
The Blues manager faces his mentor in a London derby on Sunday and admits that he has been influenced by the Portuguese coachLampard will manage against his mentor on Sunday when Chelsea make their first trip to the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with Mourinho’s side able to leapfrog the Blues on goal difference with a win.