Chelsea were off the back of two Premier League defeats in a row before thrashing West Ham 3-0 on Monday night.
Frank Lampard’s side had lost to Everton and Wolves, and questions were starting to be asked.
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You felt that they really needed to bounce back against The Hammers, and the result was exactly what they needed.
The Blues boss has admitted that there was tension at training amongst the players after two defeats on the trot, but he assures that it was good tension.
Via the Chelsea website, Lampard says that he is pleased with the fight the players have shown and the willingness to get back on track on the pitch.
He questioned his players ability to manage the game against Wolves, and this is the best possible response that he would have been hoping for ahead of a busy Christmas schedule of matches.
After the match, Lampard said:
“This season is looking different to other seasons for many reasons and it’s definitely going to throw spells at teams at different points.
“It’s hard. There’s a lot of expectations at this club and you get a few challenges when all of a sudden you lose a few games.
“I have to be the one that drives it. I felt there was a bit of tension going into this game and in training over the past few days, in a good way. The players have to fight through spells like this and show a bit of graft, which we did. It was a really good result for us.”