Angry Lampard slams 'ridiculous' Chelsea defending after defeat at Everton

Ruben Hill
December 8, 2019

With manager Marco Silva sacked earlier this week, club legend Ferguson has temporarily taken charge of Everton's first team, his first task pitting the Toffees against high-flying Chelsea.

The former Everton striker inspired the Toffees to get back to winning ways, with Richarlison opening the scoring and Dominic Calvert-Lewin getting a brace either side of Mateo Kovacic's strike.

But, following Chelsea's transfer ban coming to an end on Friday after a successful appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against apparent breaches, Lampard does not feel purchases are needed yet, even though the Blues have lost three of their past four in the Premier League.

"Work [is required]", he continued.

"At Goodison always as a player I felt the physical nature of the game and the intensity of the crowd were a big factor, so the players were well aware of that, but it's one thing to be aware and another thing to deal with it and we didn't deal with it in critical moments".

FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Everton's win over Chelsea in the Premier League.

"They were physical and pretty direct in the manner of their play and that's something we have to deal with and we didn't, we didn't deal with physical contact well enough".

With the defeat, Chelsea FC remain in the fourth spot but their advantage for the Champions League spot has reduced to just five points.

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