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Frank Lampard led a fiery half-time inquest to spark Chelsea’s dramatic comeback against Arsenal.
Losing 1-0 at half-time, Lampard and his players were involved in a heated exchange at the break following a hugely lacklustre first-half.
Lampard’s dressing room blast did the trick, late goals from Jorginho and Tammy Abraham saw the Blues complete their euphoric comeback.
‘There should be (frank exchanges) because you don’t want 11 quiet players who just get on with it and just want to trot out again,’ said the Chelsea manager.
‘I said my piece and was pretty firm because you can’t just come here and have nothing about you and think you’re going to get anything.
‘If anything, win, lose or draw, I wasn’t so bothered about how I saw the second half coming, it was more: can we show something here.
Because we have to, we’re Chelsea and we can’t just roll up and not feel like the 3,000 fans who have travelled across London to watch the game.
‘Then the lads starting talking and it was a bit aggressive which is a good thing.’
Lampard, though, admitted his side were fortunate not to be reduced to 10 men in the second half when Jorginho – who later scored Chelsea’s equaliser – avoided a second yellow card following a foul on Matteo Guendouzi.
Asked about the incident, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said: ‘For me it was very clear. That is it.’
And Lampard acknowledged: ‘I think it certainly could have been a second yellow. In a London derby. We might have struck a bit of luck with that one.
‘But there have been times when I’ll moan about not getting luck in other games and I don’t think it was absolutely clear cut.’