Frank Lampard, Chelsea F.C.’s new caretaker manager, was unimpressed after the ailing Blues were defeated by Premier League strugglers Wolves.
Graham Potter‘s contract was terminated earlier in the week, and the Stamford Bridge hierarchy moved quickly to reassign Frank Lampard as the team’s caretaker manager until the end of the current campaign as they looked for Graham Potter’s long-term replacement.
It is now up to Lampard, who was fired by Roman Abramovich in 2021 after only 18 months in charge, to inspire the struggling Blues, who entered Saturday’s game mired in the bottom half of the Premier League standings.
However, Wolves earned their victory at Molineux with a magnificent goal from their key player Matheus Nunes. Frank Lampard was unconcerned with the outcome vs their “aggressive” host.
Frank Lampard said after the final whistle: “In terms of the performance, in the first-half I thought we were slightly off the pace. You could feel Wolves were aggressive, fighting for their Premier League status. I felt they had a little bit more aggression in their game. That’s something I said to the players at half-time. I think we corrected that slightly in the early parts of the second-half, but at that point, you’re 1-0 down.”
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Frank Lampard then discussed the little amount of time he and his team had to prepare the players for this weekend’s game during his interview with Match of the Day, but he also emphasized that the ongoing unrest at Stamford Bridge could not be used as an excuse for such a performance.
“There has been a lot of change and that’s not an excuse but things need to improve and I think that performance summed it up. I have to get an understanding of it. When I say mindset, it’s not necessarily a negative. You have to get used to winning and make it a habit. Credit to Wolves today, they were physical and stuck in for a win.
“We will work and recreate. We will get into those positions and repeat it. Maybe there’s a feeling you won’t score. I’ve been there before and as a club we need to address it.
“It’s not where the club wants to be but it’s the reality and we have to work through it. You have to get to a point where you can move forward. We need to lift it more than we did today.”
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