Frank Lampard admits he had a go at his underperforming players at half-time against Arsenal .
Chelsea ended up leaving the Emirates with all three points after a late double from Jorginho and Tammy Abraham.
But Arsenal dominated the early stages of the clash, taking the lead through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
And Lampard reveals he didn’t mince his words at half-time when addressing his players.
“We were so awful for 30 mins, slow lethargic, nervous. The opposite of against Tottenham,” he said after the win.
“We gave Arsenal everything they wanted. We made the change early, felt it had to be done. Second half we dominated.
“After 10 mins or so it was clear that Arsenal had seen us play against Tottenham and made us into a back five instead of a back three. They were on top and there was a lack of balance to our team.
“The sub gave us another man in midfield and gave us more urgency.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard warned his players at half-time before their Arsenal comeback
“From my point of view you can accept a miss-pass but you can’t accept lethargy in a London derby.
“The players were told that and they delivered. The second half was nothing to do with tactics it was all to do with spirit and desire.
“I still haven’t bounced back from Boxing Day mentally (loss to Southampton).
“Our next home games we’ll do everything we can to turn the corner. We’re still in fourth and want more and the home games have been different so we have to focus on them when they come around.”
Tammy Abraham bagged the winner with three minutes of normal time remaining
Jorginho netted the equaliser after a mistake from Arsenal stopper Bernd Leno.
And the Italian echoed his manager’s thoughts, claiming his side weren’t good enough for the first 60 minutes.
“First 10 minutes of the second half we were too soft and we had to push more,” he said.
“We needed that and I tried to push my…