Frank Lampard demands more from Chelsea despite FA Cup victory

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The Blues reached the last 4 after Ross Barkley’s second-half winner.

Boss Frank Lampard required more from Chelsea despite his side reaching the FA Cup semi-finals.

Ross Barkley‘s 3rd FA Cup goal of the season made the Blues a 1-0 win at Leicester.

However Lampard was dissatisfied with their first-half screen, making a triple replacement at the break with Barkley, Cesar Azpilicueta and Mateo Kovacic beginning.

It altered the circulation of the game as the visitors took control to go through, however Lampard understands they should be much better.

“I don’t think we’ve played that badly this season for 45 minutes,” he stated. “We have actually played much better and lost games.

” I might have made more or various subs. We required to drag ourselves out of a sluggish efficiency and we did.

” We were lucky to be 0-0 at half- time and we should discover from little errors from the game.

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” I do not wish to sound too down due to the fact that it is necessary to show you have actually got the grit to get a 1-0 win when you do not play well.

“It looks like I’m criticising but it’s positive because it’s not the norm for us.”

Leicester, without the hurt James Maddison, had a hard time to get Jamie Vardy in the game.

Goalkeeper Willy Caballero conserved from Wilfred Ndidi while Jonny Evans glanced broad as they edged the first half.

Cesar Azpilicueta (left) was among 3 replacements at the start of the second half (Rui Vieira/NMC Swimming Pool)

However Kasper Schmeichel required to conserve well from Christian Pulisic after 30 minutes.

Barkley, Azpilicueta and Kovacic changed Mason Mount, Billy Gilmour and Reece James at half- time and Chelsea instantly enhanced.

Tammy Abraham had a goal dismissed for offside prior to Barkley struck after 63 minutes, sweeping in Willian’s exceptional cross.

“I played with Ross and he is a great lad. His attitude has been spot on in training since the minute we’ve been back,” stated Lampard, who validated Pulisic came off with a calf problem.

What an effect! @RBarkley8 satisfies @willianborges88’s cross and guides the ball past Schmeichel. Beautiful finish!

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” He was regrettable not to start against Vacation Home and ever since he has actually made an effect in every game he has actually played.

“He is reaping the benefits. I’ve got a lot of time for Ross and he is a big player for us.”

Caglar Soyuncu saw a header deflect over, Leicester’s best opportunity, however the Foxes should wait another year for an opportunity to win a first FA Cup.

They have actually drawn their opening 2 Premier League games of the reboot however despite being knocked out of the FA Cup, boss Brendan Rodgers stayed positive.

Caglar Soyuncu had Leicester’s best opportunity (Rui Vieira/NMC Swimming Pool)

“That was much more like us, in terms of tempo and speed and pressing. We know we can score goals but in these first three games we just haven’t been as clinical,” stated Rodgers, who confessed Maddison will be a doubt for Wednesday’s journey to Everton with a hip problem.

” It’s frustrating to head out however there are positives. Since I think they was worthy of more than that, I feel for the players.

” The players have actually kept that belief in themselves and we simply could not make the development.

” It was much more like us and we looked a real danger. That final pass or effort wasn’t succumbing to us.

“We need to show more conviction, but we have shown all season we can score. It’s a performance which will give us more confidence going forward.”

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