Every word Frank Lampard said on Burnley win, Hudson-Odoi, James, Kante injury and Abraham

A really important win and moment after home struggles?

“It was just what was needed in terms of performance and result. The one thing obvious to everyone is that we should have scored more goals.

“But I won’t complain today because we did score, and we scored in the first half. A big factor in the recent losses at home was that we’d have a relative amount of control, fail to score, everyone gets a bit nervous and then we concede.

“Today was different in how it looked because we were so positive from minute one, we were so fast in pass and running off the ball and our control of the game that it felt good. And we got our goals.

“So it’s a big win for us, and one that we must pick up on and replicate, and realise why.

“We’ve had a good long week of work at the training ground, that helps in getting that result and performance.”

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The work on the training pitch paying off

“It’s one performance at home, and the message has to be continuous. But it’s a nice example of a standard that we’ve set, and we have to match that regularly. Every game challenges you differently.

“I’m not getting carried away, it just feels good; it was nice to smile in a game and enjoy what you’re watching, really positive football, great movement of the ball, getting combination down the side, crossing balls a lot and looking like we’re going to score goals.

“That’s what excites the fans. I felt for the fans in some of the recent home games. I understand it’s not that exciting when the level of the speed comes down. Today we just changed all that.”

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