Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has insisted his team did not deserve Sunday’s hammering at the hands of Manchester United.7
He said a fair result against the run of play ‘was nowhere near a 4-0′.
Goals from Anthony Martial, Daniel James and a double from Marcus Rashford saw Lampard’s first competitive game in charge end in the Blues’ heaviest loss at Old Trafford in more than 50 years.
The Chelsea boss told Sky Sports: ‘It was nowhere near a 4-0.
‘Four mistakes for the goals, but we controlled major parts of the first half.
‘We hit the woodwork, poor decisions in the final third, we should be in the lead at half-time.
‘They are a counter-attacking team, it’s a big strength, they have pace, and if you give them opportunities they will counter.
‘For massive parts of the game we didn’t allow them to do that. Loads of lessons for us.
‘We are missing internationals and big players but I don’t want to make excuses.
‘The team we put out today was clearly competing in the game for long periods but we made four mistakes and they were clinical in the way they put them away.’
He told Chelsea TV: ‘The fans saw a team trying to do the right things, which is why they were receptive to us at the end.
‘We don’t want to lose 4-0 and it does hurt but it wasn’t a normal 4-0 defeat.’
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