Chelsea boss Frank Lampard pleased to rid nightmares with Sevilla goalless draw

Frank Lampard claimed a clean sheet was enough to wipe away the nightmares from Southampton as Chelsea started their Champions League campaign with a goalless draw.

A last-gasp goal at Stamford Bridge cost Chelsea two points in the Premier League and Lampard admitted that late capitulation was playing on his mind as the game against Sevilla drew to its close.

“We conceded a goal in the last minute the other day so when you have that feeling fresh in your mind it’s not nice,” Lampard said.

“It feels good to get the clean sheet, it’s something you always strive for. Thiago Silva was excellent, he has experience and quality.

“Edouard Mendy had one save to make and he made a good save. We take the point and move on.

“This game will give us confidence but we haven’t had the personnel in training regularly and the more we have that the better we will get.

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“We are a top team and you expect clean sheets,” he said. “If you concede goals you will get criticism.

“We’ve showed that we’re a strong outfit defensively.

“It was disappointing to have no fans but as a team the motivation was there regardless of that, especially for people like me who are new to it all.”

He added: “The important thing is the clean sheet. We knew people would be looking at us after conceding three goals at the weekend.

“We were solid defensively against a good team and didn’t give them many chances so we’ll take a draw and a clean sheet.

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“In general as a team it was, I won’t say comfortable because we were under pressure at times, but we were organised as a team. I thought defensively we were very good.”



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