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Lampard admits frustration after narrow loss to Chelsea – Sporting Life

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Everton manager Frank Lampard admitted he was ‘frustrated’ following his narrow 1-0 defeat to Chelsea at Goodison Park, insisting that his side were ‘unlucky not to get a point’.

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The Toffees defended well throughout the match but Jorginho’s penalty on the stroke of half-time proved enough to earn Chelsea all three points.

Although disappointed with the result, Lampard felt t. were plenty of positives to take from the performance.

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He said: ‘Frustrated, but not in terms of our performance. We never let Chelsea . 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 atmosp. 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.’

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Lampard was particularly pleased with the role Anthony Gordon .ed in attack alongside Demarai Gray and new signing Dwight McNeil.

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The winger was entrusted to . as a striker following the injury sustained by star man Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

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.’

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The manager is also confident that new signing Amadou Onana will have a major influence on his Toffees squad this season. ‘I’m a fan, that’s why he’s .,’ the Everton boss said.

‘For me, a big future, and he’ll have a big impact on the club. He’s a good lad, he’s got a real confidence about him. I think he comes in at a good age for him. I’m very pleased that one’s close.’

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