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Lampard: We let Sheffield United hurt us

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard admits it was two points dropped after watching his side surrender a two-goal lead to draw at home to Sheffield United.

Kurt Zouma’s late own goal handed the newly-promoted side a point at Stamford Bridge, who fought back from a 2-0 half-time deficit after Tammy Abraham’s brace had put Chelsea in control.

Callum Robinson’s goal early in the second half had given Chris Wilder’s side hope, before Zouma’s unfortunate late blunder saw the game finish level.

Lampard says his side are disappointed following their collapse, admitting Chelsea allowed their opponents to ‘hurt’ them late in the game.

“It was under control, it is our fault for gifting them a goal in the first minute of the second half. It’s a similar story already,” the former midfielder bemoaned after the final whistle.

“The game should have been comfortable and we have dropped two points. We want to win games, the emergence of youth is one thing but winning games is another. When you are 2-0 up at half-time you should win the game.

“We had more than enough on the pitch to win that game from 2-0 up. There is no chance that that game should swing like that. We gave them the possibility to hurt us.

“Tammy Abraham is doing well, his all-round game was great and he needs to continue.”

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