“When you start accepting defeats just because your team played well and just because your players gave their best, a performance for people to be proud of… I think when you get used to it, that’s when the big clubs stop being big clubs.
Jose Mourinho hopes Chelsea fans won’t get used to losing under Frank Lampard after Sunday’s defeat to Liverpool
Reacting to the defeat, and the reaction from the fans, the performance was really good. The second half was great. The crowd don’t cheer a team off unless they deserve it. Fans react to passion, energy and desire.
“It’s a difficult situation being 2-0 down and it’s easy to go under against a team of that energy and we went the other way, so there were loads of good things.”
How’s the new manager’s line-up?
Chelsea were slapped with a season-long transfer ban by FIFA in the summer and couldn’t complete any signings.
This led to Lampard putting together a younger side as he decided to give opportunities to various academy graduates.
Under the new manager, the likes of Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount have earned a spot in the starting line-up.
“I think people are ready to support one of the best specialists [Frank Lampard] that I have ever worked with – a manager with potential.
“I think they are able to accept what this season is going to be because clearly today, despite part of the performance and the result [being positive], the reality is in the numbers. Liverpool are 10 points above Chelsea.”