Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, ‘lost it’ in the dressing room when speaking to his players at half time during the 3-1 loss to Arsenal, The Athletic reports.
After a fine start to the season, the Blues have hit a blip recently, winning just one of their last five Premier League matches.
They could now slip nine points adrift of leaders Liverpool if the reigning champions win their game in hand.
Undoubtedly, the nadir of their recent run of bad results came on Boxing Day against Arsenal.
Prior to that win, Mikel Arteta’s side had not won in seven league games and were closer to the relegation zone than the top four. But they went two goals up at half-time against the Blues.
During the break, Lampard raged at the players in the dressing room, criticizing their poor display.
His words did not seem to have any effect as Bukayo Saka made it 3-0 early in the second half. Tammy Abraham eventually netted a late consolation, while Jorginho missed a penalty.