Frank Lampard claims Chelsea would have beaten Aston Villa a month ago

Frank Lampard claims Chelsea would have beaten Aston Villa a month ago

- Frank Lampard is worried about Chelsea's recent form following their 1-1 draw with Aston Villa

- The Blues have had a disappointing month with just one win in five Premier League matches

- Chelsea are now sixth on the league standing and have been overtaken by Dean Smith's side

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Frank Lampard believes Chelsea would have got the result against Aston Villa if it were to be a month ago and admitted his side are going through a difficult period, Mirror.

Anwar El Ghazi canceled out Olivier Giroud's first-half strike to leave the Blues with just a win in their last five matches.

Lampard's men failed to dislodge Man United in fourth position on the Premier League table as Villa climbed above them in fifth.

In a post-match interview, Lampard admitted things are not rosy at Stamford Bridge at the moment.

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“A month ago we win that. We have to fight through it.
“You want to get results at this point of the year. I could feel the players' disappointment at the end because they want to win.
“A few weeks ago people were talking about us as title challengers, now it's a difficult period. The new players are going to get better as they come along.
Frank Lampard claims Chelsea would have beaten Aston Villa a month ago
Frank Lampard claims Chelsea would have beaten Aston Villa a month ago. Photo by John Walton
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"Late on we got some chances and nearly scored, when you're in a tough moment sometimes things don't quite go for you.
"We pushed but couldn't break the deadlock. Attitude-wise, effort-wise, some of the play was very good against a really good team.
"I can't ask for more from the players today. No-one let me down, everyone worked hard, we didn't get the rub of the green.”

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Chelsea have failed to claim all three points at home against Aston Villa on December 28 after the visitors fought hard to claim a point, ending the encounter 1-1.

Frank Lampard's side would have moved to third position on the Premier League standings, but they failed to hold on to their lead.

Olivier Giroud opened the scoring with a spectacular finish in the 34th minute, but the visitors restored parity in the 50th through Anwar El-Ghazi.

Legit.ng also reported that Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has stated that Mike Arteta should be given more time to help Arenal become a formidable team.

The Blues will be traveling to the Emirates ahead to take on 15th placed Arsenal on a Boxing Day fixture and Lampard's men do not have the luxury to drop points at north London.

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