Frank Lampard Shock Mikel Arteta As Chelsea Defeated Arsenal in London Derby

Full Review of London Derby Match

ARSENAL 1-2 CHELSEA

AUBAMEYANG (13), JORGINHO (83), ABRAHAM (86)

 


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave the hosts the lead in the 13th minute but Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno’s howler handed Jorginho an equaliser on a plate after 83 minutes.that equalizer gave chelsea hope to push for a win and that motivation came on every chelsea players

 

Four minutes later, Tammy Abraham settled a bad-tempered London derby when he turned in the box and drilled through the hapless Leno’s legs.

 

 

 

The boss praises his assistants Jody Morris and Joe Edwards for their faith in Tariq Lamptey when considering our full-back options with Azpi carrying a knock and James and Alonso out. He says he has seen Lamptey train a lot and he adds a different dimension

 

Lampard admits Jorginho could have been given a second yellow card. He says the midfielder was a big catalyst for our change in fortunes today, not simply because he was the early sub but the way he won so many second balls, hitherto an issue for us. #ARSCHE

 

Lampard says we controlled the second half but the worry was we wouldn’t score like recent home games. He praises his side’s energy to keep going until the end and their belief in finding a way back.

 

Lampard starts by saying the main problem in the first half-hour wasn’t the tactics, it was the superior spirit and bravery Arsenal displayed. He credits Arteta for finding a way to stop our 3-4-3, forcing Lampard’s hand

Lampard: ‘The response was everything I wanted. We have been rightly questioned recently, but we showed we can have a right go and win a game in a different way. We showed fighting spirit.’

 

Lampard finishes by praising the performance of

@tammyabraham, stressing a goal in a fixture of this magnitude and at such a crucial time in the game will only help his confidence. That’s all from the boss. Thanks for following and enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

 

Arsenal, 12th, started with great intensity, forcing Frank Lampard’s tired-looking Chelsea back, until Aubameyang broke the deadlock after 13 minutes with an acrobatic header.

 

Mikel Arteta Press conference

There was no fairytale return to Emirates Stadium as our head coach for Mikel Arteta as a late goal condemned us to defeat against Chelsea.

Afterwards, he faced the media and discussed the performance, the goals we conceded and more. This is what he said:

on the result…
I’m really disappointed with the result and the way we conceded the goals, and the timing of them as well. I’m pleased with a lot of things that I’ve seen. I’m pleased with a lot of things we worked on in training that actually happened in the game, and how they bought into this. But I’m disappointed to lose the game obviously. We had to sustain that level for longer periods against a very, very physical team like Chelsea. We have to move on.

on what he would put their goals down to…
I don’t think [it’s a lack of concentration]. We’re 1-0 up, pretty comfortable even if we were defending much deeper than I like. I cannot think about any clear chances for Chelsea before that. The decision-making happens and it will happen again for sure, but when it happens against this type of opposition you get punished.

on whether Jorginho should have been on the pitch to score the equaliser…
I think that’s up to the referee.

on his opinion of the incident…
For me it was very clear. That’s it.

on whether he blames his team or the referee…
I blame my team. We are responsible for everything we did wrong on that football pitch. The decisions we didn’t get right, obviously. The other things we cannot control or change them now.

on lots of yellow cards being handed out…
I prefer not to respond.

on whether we were naive for Chelsea’s winner…
I think we had the structure really well, we had more numbers than the opponent and were completely in control. I think it’s a five against three situation. It’s the structure where we need to control those sorts of situations. Then we just stepped back. They are really good in transitions.

on Bernd Leno’s reaction to conceding the first goal…
He will be down. When an error costs the team points, it’s harder. We have to lift him. He’s done a really good job since he joined this football club and we have to respect that. We just need to bring the confidence back in and that’s it.

on whether we could have pressed more…
More than something related to the organisation, physically it was tough to maintain the level Chelsea play at at the moment. We are asking them to do something different, to play at a different pace, much more aggressive and at the moment they suffered. We had a lot of injuries, we’re putting demands on young players. I don’t think that they didn’t want to do it or that they were scared, I think it was just too physical for them in the end.

on Freddie Ljungberg watching from the directors’ box…
I want him to have a different view from us, and be communicating with the bench all the time. It’s important that he sees things from a different angle at the moment.

on whether we’re going from a top-four battle to a relegation battle…
I don’t know. I have to go day by day and step by step. If we had got the result that we wanted, we’d be talking about something different. I don’t want to make any different predictions.

on Granit Xhaka…
He played at Bournemouth, he played really well, he was very committed, he played a really good game. After the game he started to feel ill. He had a temperature and he wasn’t feeling good. The last two days he’s been in bed. That’s why he’s not been selected.

on whether he wants him to leave…
I hope not.

on Calum Chambers…
The doctors are assessing him. The first feeling he got, it wasn’t very positive.

 

 

Lampard brought on Jorginho after 34 minutes and changed from a 3-4-3 formation to 4-3-3, as he did on Boxing Day against Southampton, and it helped the visitors find a foothold at a fired-up Emirates Stadium.

Fourth-place Chelsea, who lost five of their previous seven league games, had the better of the second half and when Leno blundered they quickly turned the screw to leave Arteta still hunting for his first win, following a draw at Bournemouth.

 

 

What a transformation for Chelsea with two goals in four minutes. A real sickener for Mikel Arteta, but his side have shown real improvement and the supporters applaud them off the field.

Arsenal have lost four consecutive home matches in all competitions for the first time since December 1959. Collapse.

Chelsea remain in 4th place having beat Arsenal 2-1 in London derby home game Chelsea currently have 36 point 2 behind Manchester city

While Arsenal drop to 12th place and 26 point 10 , behind Chelsea

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