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Why We Lost yesterday - Lampard Gives Reason For FA Cup Final Defeat




SPORTS NEWS: Why We Lost yesterday - Lampard Gives Reason For FA Cup Final Defeat [New Sports News] » Naijacrawl
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Frank Lampard the blues manager has given reason for the unexpected defeated by the team at the Wembly stadium yesterday. The young manger blamed injuries, loss of concentration and for their 2-1 defeat to Arsenal in the FA Cup final on Saturday.

The Blues took the lead after Christian Pulisic capitalized on slack defending to make it 1-0.

However, the Gunners were level before the break, after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang levelled from the penalty spot and Aubameyang netted the winner in the second half, after dribbling past Kurt Zouma to lift the ball over Willy Caballero.

“We had a great start, control of the game but at that point we started getting sloppy and not ramming it home. We got slower in our game, changed the tone of it.”

“Certain circumstances conspired against us in the game,” Lampard told reporters after the game.

On Aubameyang, Lampard said: “He scores two goals, one being a penalty which he earned. We were clear of the threat of long-balls in behind you and that was a frustrating part of the game [as we worked on it].”

Lampard speaking on injuries, added: “Two hamstrings, dislocated shoulder, Willian was injured yesterday, Kante not fit, really. Ruben Loftus-Cheek out.”


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Chelseas Frank Lampard Rumoured to Replace Emenalo as Technical Director




NEWS: Chelseas Frank Lampard Rumoured to Replace Emenalo as Technical Director [New Sports] » Naijacrawl
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Chelsea FC legend Frank Lampard has said last Thursday - when he was in Tokyo, Japan, hanging out with fans -  that he has not heard anything other than rumours of him being the one to fill up the position of Technical Director for Chelsea recently vacated by Micheal Emenalo.

He also commented on the new video assistant referee (VAR) system saying “Moving forward, I think we have to be very careful how we, how much we let go to technology. I think it’s important that we experiment, and I believe the next England game is going to have a video referee, so that is going to be something we need to look at. But for me, before we start putting it in the major tournaments, we have to make sure that we are not trying to video every moment of the game, and try and make video decisions on opinions.”

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Frank Lampard reveals why Jose Mourinho allowed Kevin de Bruyne to leave Chelsea in 2014




NEWS: Frank Lampard reveals why Jose Mourinho allowed Kevin de Bruyne to leave Chelsea in 2014 [New Sports] » Naijacrawl
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Kevin de Bruyne came back to haunt his former club Chelsea on Saturday evening with a stunning strike that returned Manchester City to the top of the Premier League table.

The Citizens knew they needed a win after Manchester United's 4-0 win over Crystal Palace earlier in the day, and got it with a goal from their Belgian playmaker in the 67th minute.

It was a damaging blow to the Blues on what was a fairly comfortable evening for Pep Guardiola's men, meaning Chelsea fell six points short of the league leaders.

And Antonio Conte was left to rue the fact that the opposing player who landed the decisive blow was once wearing the blue colours of the Stamford Bridge outfit.

“I don’t know, honestly, what happened in the past,” Conte said per the Guardian. “But for sure we are talking about a top player, the complete player. He’s good – technical, fast, and he works hard for his team. He is the complete player.”

De Bruyne quit Chelsea for Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg in 2014 - during Jose Mourinho's time in charge - but is now enjoying a fruitful career back in the Premier League at the Etihad.

The 26-year-old's goal against his former employers on Saturday was his first of the season while having already racked up three assists from seven games this campaign.

And while no doubt the home supporters were bitterly ruing why the club ever allowed the Belgium international to leave, Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has supported the club's decision to sell.

Lampard: Chelsea had to let De Bruyne go

"It was a difficult time for the club, you had (Eden) Hazard, Oscar, and Willian had just signed. He wasn’t as good as he is now," Lampard told BT Sport, per the Metro.

"Of course, it’s easy to look and say 'why did you let him go?', but he’s gone away and made himself a world-class player."

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Chelsea's lack of faith in giving De Bruyne game time may have ultimately cost them, but it's no surprise given their poor track record of bringing through even their own academy players.

And although Lampard accepts there was no way into the Chelsea team for De Bruyne at that time, the 39-year-old has hailed the City star's attitude to prove the Blues wrong.

Chelsea legend praises Belgian's 'ambition'

"You always wonder about development. He had good pace, good passing, good dribbling, but at that point he couldn’t get into our team," Lampard added.

"One thing he had was ambition, he wanted to go away and prove he was a player."


De Bruyne is certain to be an instrumental figure for City this season and could be the difference in Pep Guardiola landing his first Premier League trophy.

But Chelsea won't be turning to look back at Mourinho's decision to sell De Bruyne in 2014, however, rather more their missed opportunities in the summer transfer window.

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Chelsea vs Arsenal FA Cup Final - Predict and ₦1,200




SPORTS NEWS: Chelsea vs Arsenal FA Cup Final - Predict and ₦1,200 [New Sports News] » Naijacrawl
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Chelsea will meet Arsenal in another final competition which will be on 1 August 2020, time 5:30 pm.

Naijacrawl is back again with our predictions, we use this chance to encourage our fan that are football lovers and Naijacrawl lovers

We are giving N1,200 to the first 6 people that will tell us the correct score of the match.

The FA Cup, which is the oldest knockout competition in world football, will close the 2019-20 top-flight English domestic seasons with an all-London encounter between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium

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