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Chelsea Exposed In Champions League Defeat

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Mateo Kovacic was the only Chelsea player manager Frank Lampard singled out for praise following their 3-0 Champions League last 16 defeat to Bayern Munich.

The Blues have an uphill task to stay in the competition ahead of the second leg at the Allianz Arena in three weeks’ time after being humbled at Stamford Bridge.

Serge Gnabry scored twice and Robert Lewandowski netted the other, while Chelsea also had Marcos Alonso sent off late on.

“They need to understand the levels that the Champions League is when they get to the knockout stage,” Lampard told the Metro.

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Lampard Happy To Still Have Giroud At Chelsea

Frank Lampard is happy to still have Olivier Giroud at his disposal after the Chelsea striker’s move to Inter Milan in January collapsed.

Inter had agreed a contract with Giroud, with Lazio and Tottenham also interested, although Chelsea opted to keep the 33-year-old after failing to secure moves for Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani and Napoli’s Dries Mertens.

The lack of a replacement meant Giroud stayed in west London and Lampard has quickly recalled the France international to solve his goalscoring problems.

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Arsenal v Chelsea Rivalry

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The Arsenal v Chelsea rivalry pits the two most successful teams in London. Yes, Arsenal’s rivalry with North London neighbors Tottenham Hotspur is more bitter, but when Arsenal and Chelsea meet, there is usually a trophy, or Champions League place up for grabs.

The competitive nature of the fixtures involving the Gunners and the Blues became more intense in the 1930s even though the teams had been meeting for more than 25 years.

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Lampard Blames VAR After Chelsea Defeat

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It’s no surprise, but Frank Lampard agrees with the majority of people who watched Monday’s match between Chelsea and Manchester United that VAR cost the Blues at least a point, if not all three points.

Harry Maguire should’ve been sent off for a kick to the groin of Michy Batshuayi, and VAR also missed the shove before the shove on Brandon Williams that negated a Chelsea equalizer in a 2-0 loss at Stamford Bridge.

Here’s what Lampard had to say about both incidents:

“Decisions are crucial. Maguire should get a red. I think that is what VAR was brought in for. I think the Zouma one should have stood: Azpilicueta was shoved.

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Lampard Wants More From Young Chelsea Stars

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Football is finally back for Chelsea tomorrow night as they prepare to take on Manchester United in the Monday Night Football clash.

The Premier League clubs have experienced the first ever winter break over the last couple of weeks, meaning The Blues did not have a fixture last weekend and had the week off.

Frank Lampard and his players had a free week and many chose to go away and relax, before regrouping and starting training again at the start of this week.

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Lampard Lays Into Chelsea Players After Brighton Draw

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Frank Lampard has slammed his players after their 1-1 draw at by admitting they were ‘lucky not to lose’ at the Amex Stadium.

Cesar Azpilicueta’s goal after 10 minutes after Aaron Mooy had blocked Tammy Abraham’s initial effort appeared to have put the Blues on course for a third successive away Premier League victory following their wins at and over the festive period.

But Brighton came back into the game and piled on the pressure and were rewarded for their endeavours when Alireza Jahanbakhsh netted the equaliser with a spectacular overhead kick with six minutes remaining.

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Lamps Gives Chelsea Transfer Update

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Frank Lampard has hinted that Chelsea will look to improve their squad in the January transfer window. The Blues are looking to secure a top-four finish in Lampard’s first season in charge of the west London side.

Chelsea FC have been impressive on the road in the Premier League but the Blues have struggled in front of their home supporters at Stamford Bridge.

Lampard’s side are in fourth spot in the Premier League table in the race to finish in the Champions League places ahead of Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.

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Lampard Hints At January Transfers After Another Chelsea Defeat

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Frank Lampard has hinted that Chelsea’s stuttering home form could push him towards January recruitment.

Chelsea slipped to consecutive home Premier League defeats for the first time in eight years with the 2-0 loss to Southampton on Boxing Day.

Michael Obafemi and Nathan Redmond struck to sink the Blues, who suffered their sixth loss in 15 Stamford Bridge matches in all competitions this term.

Chelsea can make January additions after their FIFA transfer ban was lifted on appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and manager Lampard has conceded bolstering his squad remains in his thoughts.

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Chelsea Close In On Jadon Sancho

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Chelsea are looking to beat both Manchester United and Liverpool in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho, according to reports.

The England international, rated at £120million, is currently a man in huge demand after shining in Germany with Dortmund and a return to the Premier League could very soon be on the cards.

According to media reports, Chelsea are now working on a deal which could see them fork out a club-record fee for one of the world’s biggest talents.

The Blues have reportedly emerged as the most likely destination for the 19-year-old winger after indicating they will match Dortmund’s big-money valuation.

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Champions League Probability

Chelsea could well find themselves on a collision course with Barcelona in the last-16 of the Champions League with that the most likely outcome from Monday’s draw.

A calculation of the probabilities of each pairing shows that Liverpool and Manchester City are most likely to face a trip to Madrid to play either Real or Atletico.

Tottenham, meanwhile, will be thrilled if they avoid the likes of Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain and pull out their most likely tie against Valencia.

The Twitter account LaLigaenDirecto, run by mathematics graduate Fran Martinez, has calculated the percentage chances of each club being drawn together in the last-16.