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Angry Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta fires sharp message to team-mates after Hull win

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta had some strong words for his team-mates after their 2-1 victory over Hull in the FA Cup.

The Blues went 1-0 up after just six minutes, with Michy Batshuayi firing home but struggled to put the tie to bed.

They dominated the ball but were unable to find a second goal until the 64th minute through Fikayo Tomori.

However, their failure to finish a number of good chances allowed Hull a chance to get back into the game when Kamil Grosicki’s free kick was deflected beyond goalkeeper Willy Caballero.

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Although they were able to hold out and reach the next round, Azpilicueta was clearly unhappy with Chelsea’s performance as they continued their failure to make the most of their dominance.

“We have to improve our game if we want to improve as a team and go far,” the Spaniard told BT Sport.

“It is not the first game where we don’t manage the game well. We were punished.

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“First half the first chance we have we score and we have chances to score more but we stopped playing our game.

“If we want to play against the best and fight for trophies we need to improve. We are a team and the season is long.

“We are fighting in three competitions. Our objective is to go as far as possible. It is our job to be in the best shape possible.”

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard was also disappointed with his side’s display, telling BT Sport: “The good news is we are in the hat, the bad news is that it is a small example of our season.

“We had the game in our grasp and we play in nice patterns to finish them. But when they don’t come off you need to keep trying them.

“When we play well we are a good team but we don’t finish the game. We caused our own problems.”

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