Chelsea manager Lampard: West Ham loss shows why we aren't contenders

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West Ham United have been denied a vital goal against Chelsea this evening by the tightest of calls from VAR.

Chelsea could have moved into third spot and taken a huge step towards ensuring a Champions League berth with a victory but instead are fourth and are only two points above in-form Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers. The Brazilian responded with a free kick but as the Blues chased victory, they were caught on the counterattack as Andriy Yarmolenko fired home a late victor.

Speaking to ESPN FC, he said: "That was a complete stupid Chelsea, didn't give their best, was in possession of the ball, dominating the game, but making so many errors". "I'm not happy with any of the goals".

In a topsy-turvy game, which saw West Ham infuriated when Tomas Soucek's first-half goal was ruled out by VAR, substitute Yarmolenko made the decisive contribution when the finished off a superb counter attack with a classic left-foot finish. There were details in the game which we knew but we lost because we didn't get them right.

"And I'm frustrated on top of being upset, they didn't do what they had to do to get the three points and make sure that they still have the gap of five points [above Manchester United] and go in front of Leicester".

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Frank Lampard unhappy with his Chelsea stars after damaging defeat in race for the Champions League

"I think at times we have played really well this season".

Chelsea has returned to excellent form since the return of the Premier League while West Ham has struggled in the last two games and has slid down in the standings.

Willian dragged the Blues level with a clever free-kick but Frank Lampard's inexperienced side were caught on the break in the closing seconds, enraging former Chelsea star Lebouef.

However, Lampard believes his side have to be far more consistent than they have shown during his first season in charge.


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