CHELSEA left Frank Lampard furious after losing 1-0 to Bournemouth.
The Blues still sit in fourth position but failed to steal a march on the chasing pack as Dan Gosling's late goal proved decisive.
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FRANK LAMPARD fumed at his Chelsea side after their loss to Bournemouth, saying they were 'not a team I want to manage'.
Lampard commented: “In front of our fans we're not playing well enough and getting enough results.
“Today wasn't a 'we've created a load of chances day' – we created two or three great chances and we need to take them if we want to improve.
“But today we didn't get the fans excited enough. The fans shouldn't be excited if we're playing 10 balls across our back four.
“That's not a team I want to manage.
“I'll be the first one to say when the fans were flat as I'm a Chelsea man, but I wouldn't say that today.
“As if I was there as a Chelsea fan today I'd be sitting there saying 'too slow – centre-back to centre-back, to full-back, to centre-back, to full-back' and I don't want to come and see that.
“I won't blame the fans. They come to support the team – they'll go to Tottenham next week and then back here on Boxing Day.
“And some responsibility is on the players to excite them and have the personality to take the ball and beat someone.
“I can't find anyone wanting in terms of how we apply ourselves but what we do on the pitch is the main thing, and at the moment it's not good enough.”
N'GOLO KANTE has handed Chelsea a huge transfer blow after reports emerged he is targeting a summer switch to Real Madrid.
The 2018 World Cup winner is among the best defensive midfielders in the world and has been instrumental for the Blues since arriving at Stamford Bridge in 2016.
However, it is claimed Kante is now seeking a new challenge and views a move to Spanish giants Madrid as the ideal destination to do so.
The 13-time Champions League winners will likely have to pay in excess of £100million in order to take the 28-year-old away from Chelsea.
Kante is understood to have a strong relationship with Real Madrid manager and compatriot Zinedine Zidane and would add some much needed energy to the midfield at the Bernabeu.
Real president Florentino Perez is said to be reluctant to pay over the odds for Chelsea's number seven and believes the club are well stocked in defensive midfield.
FRANK LAMPARD has spoken.
The Chelsea boss said: “I am disappointed but I did feel before that I was guarded. Now we have the reality, if we are not at our best, if we don’t have enough then we need to find another way.
“I don’t want to hang on tiredness. I don’t count Man City, when you play teams who are deep and well organised we haven’t found a way.
“We need urgency in our play. Getting it through the lines. Don’t play safe, we played too safe.
“I don’t know about fear, in front of our home fans it’s clear we are not playing well enough. We are creating a lot but giving away silly goals. We didn’t create enough. We didn’t get the fans excited enough.
“I’m not blaming them [the fans]. I would be the first to say that, but I am never going to say that today. The play was too slow. I won’t blame the fans. The responsibility is on the players.”
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