Chelsea boss Frank Lampard did not mince his words when describing the performance of his backline in yesterday’s 3-1 defeat to Everton, labelling his team’s defensive showing as ‘ridiculous’.
The Blues slipped to their third Premier League defeat in three games at Goodison Park, with Lampard admitting afterwards that his side lacked the required fighting spirit against a physical Toffees outfit.
Lampard believes all of Everton’s goals were avoidable and was particularly annoyed by Richarlison’s early opener, having specifically prepared his side for the Brazilian attacker’s threat.
“All the goals were sloppy,” Lampard told chelseafc.com.
“The first goal was something we were aware of, Richarlison in the air in the box, and then the other two were just really poor defending from us.
“We were looking like getting back in the game at 2-1 and we can’t give away a goal like the third, it was ridiculous.”
Chelsea’s defence has looked shaky for the vast majority of the season, and several of the clubs defensive players will now be looking over their shoulders after the Blues had their transfer ban lifted last week.
Next up for Chelsea is a home clash with Ligue 1 side Lille in the Champions League, with a victory guaranteed to book the Stamford Bridge outfit’s place in the knockout stages.