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MetiNews.Com - Chelsea boss Frank Lampard gives his verdict on Kepa Arrizabalaga howler, Timo Werner performance and the 2-0 defeat to Liverpool
Breaking News ! Frank Lampard believes Chelsea could easily have snatched a draw against Liverpool were it not for another howler from Kepa Arrizabalaga. A second-half brace from Sadio Mane earned the Reds a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge on Sunday after Andreas Christensen was sent off shortly before half-time for pulling back the Senegalese. The second goal came when the Liverpool forward charged down a weak clearance from Kepa before slotting home. Read More Related Articles Cesc Fabregas makes big Sadio Mane statement as Liverpool beat Chelsea Read More Related Articles Why Jurgen Klopp was angry with Liverpool bench after Chelsea red card Chelsea missed a chance to pull a goal back 15 minutes from time when Alisson Becker saved Jorginho’s penalty. And Lampard believes the earlier blunder from his goalkeeper proved crucial. “The Kepa error is a clear mistake,” said the Chelsea boss. “It has cost us because we then went on to get a penalty which we could have scored, and those fine margins change games in football. “He has to keep working and have support around him. It was a clear mistake on the day. “We had 10 men against Liverpool and almost came away with a 1-1 if circumstances change.” Liverpool were the better side before Christensen’s red card, although Lampard added: “I don’t think you can make judgements on a game when half of it was 10 against 11.
. “I expected us to be competitive with Liverpool, we were competitive against them when we played them last season.
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“In the first half we were competitive and were very solid. I wanted us to be better on the ball and I felt that it would come in the second half. But the red card has changed the match.” Timo Werner, a former Liverpool target, was largely subdued in the Chelsea attack by stand-in Liverpool centre-back Fabinho, but won his team's penalty when he was upended by Reds’ debutant Thiago Alcantara. And Lampard said: “I’m very pleased with Timo’s start. We brought him to the club for his goals and we will see them. “In the second half it would have been difficult for him but he came up with the moment that could have brought us back into the game.” *What do you think of the deal for Diogo Jota? Let us know HERE in our new signing survey.
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