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Frank Lampard blast Chelsea Stars after Arsenal loss

Chelsea director Frank Lampard let tear at his players following their 3-1 thrashing at battling London rivals Arsenal on Saturday, saying their "sluggish" execution had cost them the possibility of going second in the Premier League. 

A punishment from Alexandre Lacazette and objectives from Granit Xhaka and Bukayo Saka helped a young Arsenal side seal their first class win in almost two months. 

"It was an occasion to go second against a group that are making some intense memories," Lampard, whose side dropped to seventh, revealed to Sky Sports. 

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"You either make it hard for them or you give them a bit of opening and we did that from minute one and proceeded for 45 minutes. It was sluggish to part with a punishment and lethargic to part with a free kick that he [Xhaka] places in the top corner." 

Chelsea improved in the subsequent half and scored in the 85th moment through Tammy Abraham to make it 3-1 preceding Jorginho missed a punishment with a helpless exertion. 

"We battled ... in any case, in the primary half we gave ourselves a lot to do... I'll assume liability outwardly yet the players additionally need to assume liability," Lampard added. 

"The message was clear, Arsenal are a risky group. At the point when you go out and play 60% or 70% at that point you're not going to win any Premier League games." 

Armory supervisor Mikel Arteta said he was pleased with the success that lifted his group to fourteenth. 

"It doesn't beat winning a London derby against Chelsea on Boxing Day," he said. "Ideally this is a defining moment. I realize they can play at this level. 

"How about we continue. We actually have huge things to develop."

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