Frank Lampard has bemoaned Chelsea’s ‘same old story’ in front of goal after seeing his side waste several chances to draw 2-2 with Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.
Despite playing the majority of the contest with a man advantage following David Luiz’s first-half dismissal, Chelsea struggled to make their dominance count and twice squandered a lead to drop vital points in the race to secure a top-four finish.
Jorginho had given Lampard’s side the lead from the penalty spot after Luiz had hauled down Tammy Abraham in the area, only to see Gabriel Martinelli level for the visitors following a costly slip from N’Golo Kante.
Captain Cesar Azpilicueta thought he had won it for the hosts late on after turning home his fourth goal of the season, only to see Hector Bellerin reply just minutes later to see Arsenal salvage a point.
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The draw means Chelsea have now won just five of their 11 home fixtures so far this season, and Lampard struggled to hide his frustrations after watching his side once again spurn several opportunities to secure victory.
“We created enough in the second half but it was the same old story and the same old errors,” Lampard said at his post match press conference.
“I’m disappointed because of the situation of the game. We deserved to go 1-0 up but when Luiz was sent off we played as though they still had 11 men.
“Half-time gave us chance to reboot. We’re disappointed. When you look at the chances we created we should be scoring more goals.”