- Frank Lampard insisted he was proud with his side's performance despite falling to Liverpool at Stamford Bridge
- Two goals from Sadio Mane were enough to condemn Chelsea to their first defeat of the new season
- The Blues played a man less for the better part of the match after Andreas Christensen was red-carded at half-time
- Lampard said Fikayo Tomori who was introduced to provide more cover at the back impressed him in the role
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Frank Lampard has said he was impressed with his side's performance despite suffering a 2-0 defeat in the hands of Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.
Sadio Mane netted the two goals during the Sunday, September 20, clash to inspire the reigning champions to victory.
However, the Blues had to play the entire of the second half a man less after Andreas Christensen was red-carded for a foul committed on Mane.
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The visitors took advantage of Chelsea's numerical deficiency to sweep secure all the three points away from home.
But Lampard has come out to defend his side's performance as he singled out three players for praise.
The Englishman listed Fikayo Tomori among three of his wards who he impressed him even as he admitted he was disappointed his side was not able to claim the three points.
"I’m actually happier today in many ways than I was at Brighton. Brighton was three points, an okay performance, a pre-season feel because we hadn’t had long enough to train as individuals and a collective," Lampard told Sky Sports.
"Today I saw spirit, I saw desire to defend by a lot of our players. Reece James, Kurt Zouma, Fikayo Tomori when he came on. Midfield giving everything," he further divulged.
Chelsea are scheduled to take on newly-promoted West Bromwich in their next league fixture.
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They will be keen to salvage a favourable result in a bid to get their campaign back on track.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how despite spending huge amount to sign players this summer at Stamford Bridge, one of Chelsea's new signings Timo Werner has made it clear that the Blues won't win the EPL this term.
This latest comments by the German footballer will come as a great disappointment for all Chelsea fans who want to see their team winning titles this season.
Last term, Chelsea failed to win any trophy in all competitions, but Lampard and his wards did themselves lots of good to qualify for the Champions League.
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