Chelsea supervisor Frank Lampard stated his facet “can only blame ourselves” after they let an early lead slip as Arsenal gained the Heads Up FA Cup closing.
Christian Pulisic scored a wonderful opener however was injured earlier than Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s two targets secured the Gunners the trophy for a 14th time.
“We got complacent, took time on the ball like it was a stroll,” Lampard instructed BBC One.
“We didn’t play well enough to win a final. A lot of today is on us.”
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Pulisic, 21, put the Blues forward in a high-tempo begin however captain Cesar Azpilicueta then gave away a penalty and pulled his hamstring.
At the beginning of the second half, Pulisic picked up the same damage, earlier than midfielder Mateo Kovacic was despatched off for 2 bookings and substitute Pedro dislocated his shoulder on the finish of a expensive night.
“We started well for 10-15 minutes and we can only blame ourselves from that point,” he stated.
“A closing can by no means be a stroll and we allowed them again into the sport.
“We have been sluggish, we performed again on ourselves, invited stress.”
Chelsea play Bayern Munich subsequent weekend within the second leg of their delayed Champions League last-16 tie and Lampard may very well be struggling for gamers.
Lampard, who gained the FA Cup 4 instances as a participant for Chelsea, stated that midfielders Willian and N’Golo Kante weren’t match to characteristic, and that Ruben Loftus-Cheek was additionally out of motion.
“I’m not even fascinated about subsequent week,” he said. “It all got here collectively for us at the moment – two hamstrings, a dislocated shoulder.
“It’s the end of a long long season and it was the tipping point for us.”