sport news Frank Lampard urges Chelsea stars to be braver after Bournemouth defeat

Start taking risks! Frank Lampard urges young stars to be brave after Bournemouth defeat as Chelsea boss faces his first serious test Frank Lampard was less than pleased with his side after defeat to Bournemouth Dan Gosling's goal was the difference between the two sides at Stamford Bridge Lampard is facing his first serious test in charge as he wants stars to be braver 

By Riath Al-Samarrai for the Daily Mail

Published: 22:31 GMT, 15 December 2019 | Updated: 08:58 GMT, 16 December 2019

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One English manager stopped a clock on a bad run, another might just be driven to distraction by the continued ticking.

What we cannot know at this point is whether this is merely a drama for Frank Lampard, or something more severe.

The worry is that he is now fully immersed in the first serious test of his Chelsea reign and those fresh young things of autumn are looking rather tired in winter. 

Frank Lampard wants his young players to show more bravery after defeat by Bournemouth

Frank Lampard wants his young players to show more bravery after defeat by Bournemouth

Mason Mount was left stunned after the Blues were stunned late on in an underwhelming loss

Mason Mount was left stunned after the Blues were stunned late on in an underwhelming loss

Lampard spoke on multiple fronts in the aftermath of a jolting and underwhelming defeat by Bournemouth, touching on issues ranging from fatigue, to conceding too many goals, to not converting enough chances, to needing the 'balls' to take risks.

All points were measured in their delivery and none were what might be termed an attack on those in his charge. 

But there was urgency in the message because there is urgency in Chelsea's situation after four defeats in five league games. Narrow losses at Manchester City are easily accepted, but West Ham, Everton and a Bournemouth side who were in danger of their worst run for 25 years? Harder to wash.

Lampard senses the urgency of Chelsea's situation after four defeats in five league games

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