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Chelsea boss Lampard admits 'patchy' performance for win at Newcastle

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard was happy with the points at Newcastle United.

Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham struck the goals for the visitors in the 2-0 win.

Lampard admitted: "I thought the first 20 minutes we were great because we had control and we had penetration. We had people running in behind, we were getting in sight and making crosses. I think sometimes the danger of that sort of control is it becomes comfort, which is dangerous and we then turned it over a couple of times.

"So that was the message at half-time. They came out more positive in the second half and I always felt the real danger moments for us could be on transition and counter-attack, because Timo showed that two or three times in the first half and then obviously he shows that for Tammy's goal.

"We played well in patches and the result is key in these games because the Premier League is tough. It's relentless and after the break where we were playing well and everyone goes in their own directions and comes back. I thought the lads dealt with the challenge of the game very well today, so I'm very pleased."

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