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Gallagher sends message to Chelsea after latest victory

Matheus Nunes scored the only goal of the game at Molineux as Frank Lampard suffered defeat in his first game in charge after returning to Chelsea against Wolves

 

Conor Gallagher has admitted Chelsea’s squad are “angry” after the Blues suffered a 1-0 defeat at Wolverhampton Wanderers in Frank Lampard’s first game back in charge of the club.

Whilst the departure of Graham Potter and return of Lampard had brought a sense of confidence and optimism that those around Stamford Bridge had long been starved of, Chelsea’s showing at Molineux was one to join an underwhelmingly long list of this season’s dismal displays.

Matheus Nunes scored the game’s only goal in stunning fashion, while the visitors mustered just one shot on target despite the attacking qualities of Raheem Sterling, Joao Felix, Kai Havertz, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Christian Pulisic and Mykhailo Mudryk all featuring.

Gallagher pulled no punches in his assessment of the performance, telling Chelsea’s official website: “We can’t have too many complaints. It was a disappointing game.

“We had confidence, we were up for it and excited for the game, but we’re disappointed and angry because we want it so bad.

“We want to win games for the club, for the fans. It’s just not clicking at the minute.

“It was a tough one to take. There are a lot of areas we can improve and do better. We have to look at ourselves, individually and collectively. We didn’t do enough on the day.”

The 23 -year-old, who completed his first Premier League 90 minutes since February, did, however, speak more positively of the impact Lampard has made upon arriving for a second stint in charge.

“He had a couple of days, he got his information across about how he wants to play, and everyone was happy with it and ready for the game,” Gallagher explained.

“He wanted us to play with personality and intensity, and it just didn’t click. With the quality of the squad we have, we should be winning a lot more than we are.

“We have to keep working hard and looking where we can improve, and hopefully it can improve and we can start winning games where we should be.”

Chelsea return to action with a daunting UEFA Champions League quarter-final clash against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday.

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