Lampard: We gave Chelsea lots of problems

Frank Lampard
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Chelsea defeated Everton 1-0 at the Goodison Park on Saturday evening.

It took a Jorginho penalty before half-time to seal the three points for Chelsea.

The Toffees defended very well and tried to hit Chelsea on the break, but Jorginho’s goal separated the two teams after more than 90 minutes of football.

Everton boss Frank Lampard was pleased with his team’s display, but revealed his frustration as they couldn’t get a point from the game.

Lampard: “Frustrated, but not in terms of our performance. We never let Chelsea play apart from one moment. It was a tiny mistake from us and it cost us the game. Our lads gave everything. Small frustration because of the result.

“The atmosphere was brilliant. Maybe we tired a bit second half but the young half were mobile constantly against Chelsea.

“It was a big challenge for them. Chelsea could make changes. I thought we were unlucky not to get a point out of the game.”

Lampard added: “Anthony was the focal point, they were mobile, they have to understand their position defensively. I think we gave Chelsea a lot of problems. I can’t ask so much from the front three.

“Dominic got injured three days ago, so that changed our plans. It was just that little bit that didn’t go with us.”