Chelsea boss Frank Lampard admitted his side failed to fulfil the ‘basic demands’ of football in their two consecutive defeats at Everton and Wolves.
The Blues saw their stunning run of 17 games unbeaten come to an end last weekend at Goodison Park, and immediately followed suit a reckless loss to Wolves just in matter of three days.
In need of confidence and character going forward, manager Frank Lampard has charged his lads for improved performances as they set to tackle firing West Ham on Monday night.
Speaking to BT Sports ahead the London derby, Lampard affirmed his side didn’t do enough to bag the spoils in their last two premier league games but insisted on the need for confidence.
“We are much closer than we were to the top last year.” He said .
“We just need to remind ourselves of the great things we were doing before these two games.”
“The basic demands of football are the high-speed runs, sprints and being competitive, and we dropped our level for 15 or 20%.
“The understanding of it for me is clear. The confidence has to remain because we were playing very well and the table is very tight at the top” He added.
The Blues currently sit 8th on the premier league log with a Boxing day London derby against struggling Arsenal next after West Ham.