Lampard pinpoints aspect of Chelsea’s play he’s keen to end

Frank Lampard is keen to stamp out the kind of “sloppy” second-half spell Chelsea were guilty of during their win against Norwich.

The Blues were not at their best but Olivier Giroud’s goal just before half-time at Stamford Bridge gave them a 1-0 victory and took them closer to their goal of a top-four finish.

Boss Lampard was pleased with the three vital points but admitted the team’s performance could have been a lot better.

Speaking at his post-match press conference, he said: “We had 10 or 15 minutes midway through the second half where we got sloppy again, we got slow and passed back on ourselves.

“It’s a trait that we have that comes back in our game. But we got out of that and we finished it well.”

Giroud’s goal was set up by the in-form Christian Pulisic.

And Lampard believes there is a promising relationship developing between the two players.

He said: “I hope so and I think so. We clearly saw it with the goal.

“I was delighted with Christian’s movement and Olivier Giroud will always be alive to those balls into the box.

“You have to play to his strengths, but yes the link-up was good.”