Lampard admits the Blues needs 'killer instinct' after defeat to Newcastle

Lampard admits the Blues needs 'killer instinct' after defeat to Newcastle

Frank Lampard has warned his Chelsea side they must develop a ruthless nature in front of goal if they want 'to get to where we want to' after their defeat to Newcastle.

Isaac Hayden was the last-minute hero for the Magpies, with the former Arsenal man nodding home Allan Saint-Maximin's cross in the last minute of injury time.

The goal came very much against the run of play, with Chelsea dominating possession and trying relentlessly to unlock the hosts' defence.

But the Blues created very few clear-cut chances and Lampard insists that the frontmen must take their chances even when the side is not playing at its fluent best.

Lampard told Sky Sports: 'We need to be clinical if we want to get where we want to.

'I always defend the players but the nature is we can't work anymore on training on finishing, sometimes we need that killer instinct in front of goal.

'As a team we chip in with goals from different areas but from the front line we need more goals.'

However, Lampard insisted that Chelsea cannot afford to linger on the result but maintains that lessons on how to manage a tight affair must be learnt.

'You have to get your head around it very quickly. I am not massive on stats but my feel of the game was one of domination.

'They didn't really cause danger in our box, and you won't always create clear cut against Newcastle because they have so many defenders around their six-yard box.

'Fair play to them because they defend with everything but we absolutely controlled it and that's football.

'At 0-0 I was going to say to lads you gave everything but if you don't score you're always liable for a sucker punch.

'It is something we need to address on the pitch.' Follow us on Twitter and on Facebook
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