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Lampard’s expensively assembled aspect have been torn aside within the first half on the Hawthorns as Callum Robinson’s brace and Kyle Bartley’s purpose left Chelsea 3-Zero down.
Chelsea captain Thiago Silva was responsible of an woeful blunder on his Premier League debut when the previous Paris Saint-Germain defender gifted the ball to Robinson for his second purpose.
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However Mason Mount diminished the deficit quickly after the break and Callum Hudson-Odoi bought Chelsea’s second earlier than Abraham equalised deep into stoppage-time.
It was a much-needed present of spirit from Chelsea after their defeat towards Liverpool final weekend.
The prospect of a second successive loss had Lampard visibly fuming on the touchline within the first half, however Chelsea responded with a much-improved show.
Whereas Lampard will likely be relieved by proof of Chelsea’s attacking efficiency, there should be questions on their shambolic defence and he admitted they should enhance considerably.
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“You possibly can’t legislate for the errors that there have been at the moment. You possibly can have as many conferences as you need however with these errors you give your self a mountain to climb,” Lampard stated.
“The query was how a lot character would we come out with second half. I all the time felt we might do it, however it’s nonetheless two factors misplaced.
“We lacked a little bit of urgency within the staff. It’s a massive lesson for us.”
Regardless of dropping error-prone Kepa Arrizabalaga after the goalkeeper’s expensive errors towards Brighton and Liverpool this season, Lampard discovered that Chelsea’s issues run deeper than who’s between the posts.
Lampard’s £200 million ($254 million) close-season spending spree was supposed to show Chelsea into title challengers, however on this proof they’re nonetheless method behind champions Liverpool.
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“I am not going to criticise each a part of our recreation. There was nothing tactically you’ll be able to analyse. There have been simply pure errors,” Lampard stated.
“I count on to see an enchancment in our performances. However when it comes to staff health, it will not be till after the worldwide break that I count on to see us as much as our actual degree.”
Willy Caballero took over in purpose, however he was hardly convincing and Senegal keeper Edouard Mendy, signed from Rennes earlier this week, appears to be like sure to make his debut quickly.
It took simply 4 minutes for Albion to take advantage of Chelsea’s frailties.
Marcos Alonso is more likely to lose his place at left-back when summer time signing Ben Chilwell is totally match and the Spaniard did his trigger little good with a woeful header straight to Matheus Pereira.
Robinson was picked out by Pereira and he superior to the sting of the Chelsea space earlier than drilling a low shot by means of Reece James’ legs and previous Caballero’s gradual dive.
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Silva made a horrendous mistake that led to Robinson’s second purpose within the 25th minute.
Permitting Mateo Kovacic’s go to slide underneath his foot inside his personal half, Silva surrendered possession to Robinson with embarrassing ease and was left with a sheepish look on his face because the Albion striker made him pay with a medical end.
There was worse to come back for Chelsea three minutes later when their sloppy defence failed to select up Darnell Furlong at Pereira’s nook and his flick reached Bartley, who was performed onside by James and slotted previous Caballero from close-range.
Lampard modified the tone of the match when he despatched on Cesar Azpilicueta and Hudson-Odoi on the interval.
If Lampard learn the riot act to his flops on the break, he bought an instantaneous response as Mount fired residence from 20 yards within the 55th minute.
Chelsea have been extra dynamic now and Hudson-Odoi gave them hope when he performed a neat one-two with Kai Havertz and slotted into the far nook after 70 minutes.
With full-time simply seconds away, Abraham got here to Chelsea’s rescue when the striker tapped in after Albion keeper Sam Johnstone turned Mount’s shot into his path.