Lampard calls on his ‘below par’ players to show more ‘character’ moving forward

Frank Lampard concedes that although he hasn’t said it much this season, yesterday his players were ‘below par’.

The Blues lost 1-0 at home to West Ham, a team that sit in 13th place in the table.

It was a terrible performance from Chelsea, and embarrassing once again in front of their home supporters. Stamford Bridge has become anything but a fortress this season, and it’s disappointing for all involved.

However, it is far from doom and gloom, Lampard and his coaching team have bought back a real Chelsea spirit amongst the players and happiness back to the faces of the Chelsea supporters.

They have often put in some great performances this season and have got some very good results.

Lampard is right, their haven’t been too many times this season where they have been as poor as they were yesterday, and let’s hope they move on from that right away.

After the match, Lampard has asked for more ‘character’ to be shown, as reported by Football London.

He said:

“There haven’t been many times I have said we were below par, hardly at all.

“Today was one of those days. But I don’t think it is time for harsh reactions and judgements across individuals across the team as I see it.

“It is time for a look at a bit of character to see our reaction against Aston Villa.

“We need to be more inventive and generally we have been this season.

“My gripe this season is more we are not converting enough of the chances we are making.

“Today wasn’t quite that, we didn’t create enough.”