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Lampard admits ‘tiredness’ played a part in Chelsea’s draw with Leicester

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard admits ‘tiredness’ played a part in his side’s 1-1 draw with Leicester at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea produced a lacklustre second-half performance in their draw with the Foxes on Sunday, having played 120 minutes against Liverpool in their Uefa Super Cup defeat on penalties in midweek.

Lampard, who remains winless in his opening three fixtures as Chelsea boss, begrudgingly admitted that fatigue played a part as Brendan Rodgers’ visitors claimed a point in West London.

“I hate the tiredness excuse, but it has to be a factor in the second half,” Lampard said in his post-match presser.

“We’re good enough that if that is a factor we can take it out by being better on the ball, we turned it over too many times, we allowed them counter-attacks which means you run a lot.

“The performance against Manchester United overall made me happier than today’s, even though it was a 4-0 defeat. It’s clearly a results business and we need results as well as performances but I believe we have both in us because we have good quality.

“We need better game management. When the game turns slightly against us then we need to be good enough to wrestle that back and move the ball better so that’s something for us to keep working on.”

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