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Chelsea morning headlines as Lampard hails his defence, Abraham sent stark message

Here are your Chelsea morning headlines for Monday, 30 November.

Chelsea the better team in second-half – Keane

Roy Keane believes Chelsea were “by far” the better team in the second half of their goalless stalemate at home to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

Chelsea missed the opportunity to replace Liverpool at the top of the table on goal difference as both sides largely cancelled each other out at Stamford Bridge.

However, former Manchester United captain Keane feels the Blues had the better chances during a “disappointing” second period, with Olivier Giroud and Mason Mount both going close for Frank Lampard’s side.

“The second half was disappointing,” Keane told Sky Sports. “I thought Chelsea were by far the better team in the second half – they had the better of the chances.

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“The longer these games go on, when it’s so tight, you feel that both teams and both managers are just settling for a draw. And they both seem content with the draw.”

Lampard buoyed by defensive display

Blues boss Lampard has hailed how his players nullified Tottenham’s counter-attacking threat with key Spurs threats Son Heung-min and Harry Kane both enduring frustrating afternoons.

Chelsea restricted Jose Mourinho’s side to just one shot on target, and while the hosts were unable to find a winner, Lampard was pleased with how his side executed his game plan.

“I thought we dominated big parts of the game,” said Lampard.

“Everything that we talked of before the game in terms of nullifying their counter-attacking threat we did really well, so that part of the game was fantastic.

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“We almost gifted them one at the end and I thought we created enough. It is difficult to create against Tottenham when they have a low block, the whole team defending centrally.

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