Chelsea discovered it troublesome to interrupt down a cussed Palace defence – marshalled by former Chelsea defender Gary Cahill – and went into half-time with the scoreline 0-0.
Lampard’s staff speak appeared to have the specified impact, although, as Tammy Abraham broke Palace’s resistance seven minutes after the break earlier than Christian Pulisic sealed a 2-0 win with a second purpose late on.
That outcome lifted Chelsea into second place within the Premier League desk and Lampard was happy with the response of his players following a below-par opening 45 minutes.
‘I was a bit frustrated I thought we allowed the tempo to drop through the half. I thought if we got the early goal it feels a different game,’ Lampard stated.
‘As the sport went on the sport grew to become a bit damaged. We had been a bit sluggish with throw-ins, free kicks and ahead passes.
‘I just thought if we increase the tempo the game was there to be won and the players went out and did that.’
Chelsea’s victory in opposition to Palace implies that they’ve now gained their final six matches within the Premier League to spice up their hopes of a top-four end.
Lampard’s facet face a frightening subsequent fixture, although, as they journey to the Etihad in a fortnight’s time to face Manchester City trying to avenge final season’s 6-Zero defeat.