Frank Lampard explains how Chelsea have hit rock bottom after 2-1 Brighton defeat

Chelsea have now lost all of three games Frank Lampard has been in charge after taking over from Bruno Saltor.
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Brighton and Hove Albion came from a goal down to win 2-1 against Chelsea, their first-ever league win at Stamford Bridge to pile pressure on manager Lampard ahead of their Champions League game against Real Madrid on Tuesday night.

The win was the first time the Seagulls had beaten the Blues in London but it was Chelsea who took the lead after a Conor Gallagher strike deflected by Lewis Dunk flew into the net.

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Substitute Danny Welbeck equalised before 19-year-old Julio Enciso hit home an unstoppable strike to give the visitors all three points and condemn Chelsea to their third league defeat in four.

Worryingly for the Blues, star players Raheem Sterling and Reece James, who was introduced in the second half all look out of form ahead of the crucial second-leg game in the Champions League.

Brighton’s Champions League hopes though are still alive despite remaining seventh on the league table, Chelsea also stay 11th but are now almost out of the race entirely for a top-four finish.

Frank Lampard who was brought in to do a fire-fighter job says they were simply not good enough on the day and deserved to lose.

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He told reporters: “This defeat was the most deserved one of all the games we’ve been here.

“I think at the moment in terms of performance we deserved to lose, we were short, a yard short, a tackle short and we are falling short and we need to turn things around quickly.

“I don't think it's for me to talk about where we got here but it's for me to address it and we haven't got much training times.

“We haven't got enough training times and we need to work hard to turn things around, this is what I have been brought in to do.”

This chaotic season now comes down to the game against Real Madrid where they’ll attempt to pull one of the greatest Champions League come-backs next week.

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