Frank Lampard demanded Chelsea lower out their pricey errors after Jannik Vestergaard snatched a stoppage-time equaliser for Southampton in a dramatic 3-3 draw on Saturday.
Germany ahead Timo Werner scored his first Premier League targets to place Chelsea two up within the first half at Stamford Bridge.
Danny Ings bought one again for Southampton earlier than errors from Kurt Zouma and Kepa Arrizabalaga gifted an equaliser to Che Adams within the second half.
Kai Havertz appeared to have spared his team-mates’ blushes when the Germany midfielder restored Chelsea’s lead.
However Lampard’s aspect have been denied when Southampton defender Vestergaard headed dwelling following extra poor defending within the closing moments.
Chelsea have simply two wins from 5 league video games and have already conceded 9 targets, leaving Lampard to plead along with his workforce to be extra environment friendly on the again.
“We have to be extra stable. Making particular person errors provides different groups probabilities,” he mentioned.
“We’re seeing a lot of targets throughout the league and no supervisor is pleased.
“There are attacking gamers on this league and perhaps pre-season and lack of working time performs a component. However we have now to get higher at it.”
Lampard was inspired to see Werner rating for the primary time within the league in his fifth look within the competitors since his transfer from Leipzig.
“They’re nice targets. The second when it comes to the workforce was class however it’s a lot to do by Timo. These moments will come from him and different gamers,” Lampard mentioned.
However, as ever with Chelsea, the miscues from Zouma and Kepa underlined issues that stay unsolved on the again and will show deadly to their probabilities of mounting a title problem.
With Senegal keeper Edouard Mendy injured, Kepa was making his first Chelsea look in virtually a month after being dropped following an error-strewn begin to the season.
Kepa’s newest blunder is more likely to see him exiled once more and Zouma could also be axed as effectively as soon as Thiago Silva returns.
“You go two targets up, you wish to end it off. Southampton are a superb aspect. They put stress on us off the ball,” Lampard mentioned.
“My message at half-time was that the purpose shouldn’t change an excessive amount of. We by no means bought to the identical ranges within the second half. We will do higher.”
– Chaotic scramble –
Chelsea took the lead within the fifteenth minute when Werner got here deep to dummy Ben Chilwell’s cross cleverly behind him earlier than nipping across the bewildered Jan Bednarek.
Slicing proper throughout the Southampton space, Werner intelligently guided his shot again to the left and previous the flat-footed Alex McCarthy.
Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl signed Werner for Leipzig in 2016 and the expertise he recognized was on full show with one other predatory end within the twenty ninth minute.
Jorginho performed an outstanding first-time cross over Bednarek and Werner managed on his chest earlier than deftly flicking the ball over McCarthy and heading dwelling beneath stress from two defenders.
Within the forty third minute, Havertz was dispossessed too simply inside his personal half and Adams slipped a cross by means of to Ings, who bought behind the slow-to-react Chelsea defence and slotted into the empty web.
Zouma began Southampton’s farcical 57th minute equaliser with a woefully under-hit again cross and Kepa poured gas on the hearth when he rushed off his line and utterly missed the ball.
Kepa crashed right into a put up within the chaotic scramble that adopted however Chelsea couldn’t clear and Adams slammed the ball excessive into the roof of the online.
If that was a ridiculous strategy to concede, Lampard’s workforce had the right response as they conjured a chic purpose simply 121 seconds later.
Christian Pulisic’s incisive run and cross discovered Werner and he slipped the ball throughout to Havertz, who completed from 10 yards out.
However within the second minute of stoppage-time, Zouma’s weak headed clearance was fired again into the realm by Theo Walcott and Vestergaard stooped to move dwelling.
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