Brentford boss Thomas Frank admits he was ‘surprised’ by ’s team selection in Chelsea’s 2-0 defeat to the Bees.
Chelsea’s miserable season continued on Wednesday night when they lost again at home to their rivals.
Lampard started the match with as the sole forward, with a back five that had central midfielders N’Golo Kante, , Mateo Kovacic and Conor Gallagher in front of it.
Chelsea have scored just once in six matches under Lampard and they were limp in front of goal again against the Bees.
And Frank admits that his players were ‘surprised’ and ‘pleased’ by Lampard’s tactics.
‘We were pleased they showed us so much respect,’ said Frank.
‘I was surprised. I respect every team, we don’t fear any team. We talked about the team when we saw the line-up.
‘It’s still , still Stamford Bridge, still unbelievable players. We’ve tried to add layers and work hard on the different systems and principles and the way we were in control for the game was very good.’
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