LAMPARD BELIEVES CHELSEA CAN OVERTAKE MANCHESTER CITY DESPITE LOSS.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard believes the gap between his facet and Manchester city has narrowed dramatically in his initial few months in charge despite city returning from behind to beat
A first defeat within the Premier League since september sees Chelsea slip behind third-placed city within the table, however there was many encouragement for Lampard on a ground where they
City, who finished twenty six points before Chelsea last season, had all-time low percentage of possession ever recorded by a pep Guardiola side in 381 league matches.
"Big elements (of the game) were sensible, some elements we will improve on, however that is why there's a gap to Man city and Liverpool," said Lampard.
"We're returning to shut the gap, i do not need to shout that too loudly.
currently we've got to indicate a response once an excellent run of wins."
Liverpool's late win at Crystal Palace earlier within the day meant city started twelve points behind the leaders and looked at risk of failing to chop that gap once N'Golo
Kante gave Chelsea a due lead midway through the primary half.
However, Kevin de Bruyne's deflected strike breathed new life into Guardiola's men and a trademark left-footed end from Riyad Mahrez saw town edge an exciting encounter.
the Blues 2-1 at the Etihad on saturday.
"They ar a fantastic team," said Guardiola in praise of Chelsea.
"Most of the groups at the highest right now, they need the bravery to play.
Liverpool, Leicester, our team, Chelsea, they require to play, to move forward.