Chelsea 1-0 Leicester: Lampard unhappy with his players

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Chelsea picked up a 1-0 win over Leicester City in the FA Cup yesterday.

Ross Barkley scored the only goal of the game on the 63rd minute to book Chelsea’s place in the semifinals of the competition.

Frank Lampard’s men were poor in the first half and his drastic changes helped the Blues regain control of the game in the second half. He brought on Barkley, Mateo Kovacic and Cesar Azpilicueta at the interval for Reece James, Billy Gilmour and Mason Mount.

Leicester City will be disappointed to have come away with a defeat here. They could have won the game with a bit more urgency and desire. They had control of the game in the first half but they couldn’t make that count.

The Chelsea boss was furious during half time and he hammered his players. Midfielder Ross Barkley, who scored the winner eventually, revealed that Lampard told the players that they were not fit to wear the badge. 

Barkley told BT Sport: “[He said we were] not good enough for the Chelsea badge to be performing like that.[We needed to] be vocal on the pitch and make things happen. We could have done better with the final pass and stuff like that.”

Chelsea picked up a stunning win over Manchester City earlier in the week and the fans would have expected the players to build on that and pick up a convincing win here.

The Blues need to perform better in their upcoming games if they want to stay in the top four of the Premier League and play Champions League football next season.