Lampard admits Chelsea flat for Everton defeat; refuses to criticise Mendy

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard admits they were flat for defeat at Everton.

A penalty conceded by goalkeeper Edouard Mendy and converted by Everton's Gylfi Sigurdsson separated the two teams.

Lampard conceded, "I would not say energy or desire wasn't there, we were just off it. The lads are gutted because we were on a good run. If they are going to make it difficult for you, don't concede from a long ball, second ball situation. We have been getting down the sides, the quality of crosses has been good and it wasn't today. Credit to Everton.

"I don't think Eduoard Mendy was just culpable but he has been outstanding so far so I will take that. When teams play long with one of the best strikers in the league, you have to suffer the moments and get through. Disappointed we did not have enough to unlock the door.

"It is a long season and these people talking abut us winning the league best squad, it is ridiculous. You have to look at the teams winning it last three or fours years, they have wingers, strikers scoring 30, 40 goals and league, Champions League winners. Coming here to this place, they were up for a result and we did not past he test. We will in the future."

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