Chelsea’s top four hopes were dented after Frank Lampard’s side were beaten 2-0 by Manchester United on Monday evening.
Goals from Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire sealed a league double over the Blues for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men, and closed the gap on fourth place Chelsea to just three points.
Speaking after the game, Lampard was unhappy with the controversial VAR decisions which saw two of his side’s goals ruled out, but admitted the Blues were wasteful.
“I don’t like losing games, the way we are losing games. Losing games, particularly at home, where we have had big chunks of possession, big chances at goal, around goal but not finishing.
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“It is a reality that is getting clearer all the time. We are not getting enough goals in the striker areas. Tammy had his period at the beginning of the season, now we are not getting enough. Enough from wide areas. That is a fact. It is hard to win games. You can dominate as much of the game as you want, but this Premier League there are not many teams who can keep clean sheets week in, week out.
“We have a feeling of superiority at the beginning of the game, we have started games very well. I have hardly ever looked at the team and said ‘started sloppy, slowly’. But not many. If you don’t take your chances, then silly moments like allowing headers, particularly from the set piece changes the game.”
But despite the defeat, Chelsea remain favourite to sneak into the top four based on the odds on Betfair Exchange.
The Blues host Tottenham at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, in what promises to be a pivotal clash in the race for the top four.
Betfair Spokesperson, Sam Rosbottom said: “Despite their defeat to top four rivals Manchester United, the punters still fancy Frank Lampard’s team to secure Champions League football next season and they are odds-on at 20/21…