LONDON: Frank Lampard has criticized the attitude of some Chelsea players under his control after a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Leicester in the English Premier League action.
The win put Leicester at the top of the league, nine points ahead of Chelsea who slipped to eighth.
The fifth defeat in eight league games added pressure on Lampard who spent a lot of time during the transfer window.
“We were beaten by a better team. I think they were sharper than us, more running, showing quality.
“They look like a team at their best and we like a team that loses rhythm,” Lampard said.
First-half goals from Wilfried Ndidi and James Maddison put Leicester ahead and Brendan Rodgers’ squad should have recorded a bigger victory with second-place chances.
Lampard put Timo Werner and Judge Ziyech on the bench, while Kai Havertz was released after not performing well.
“The most basic thing is to run, accelerate and control every space, and most of our players do not,” said the former England and Chelsea midfielder.