Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is delighted with his team's effort this season, despite losing the FA Cup final.

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is delighted with his team’s effort this season, despite losing the FA Cup final.

The Blues were beaten by Arsenal in a tough game on Saturday, likely ending the season without a trophy.

But Lampard is pleased with how his young team has coped during his first season in charge, where they finished fourth in the Premier League, despite dealing with a transfer ban last summer.

“I am delighted with the season,” he told reporters, via Goal.

“I have wanted to keep that within for the last week because I don’t want to get excited with a big game coming up. We have to reflect on the season going into it; people didn’t expect us to be in the top four.


“There were unknowns, transfer ban, other clubs around us are moving forward with recruitment. So I don’t think this result should reflect on that. You can lose a final. We have lost a final and that is frustrating. But there is a bigger picture we are working to here.

“We have seen good things, but we have to understand there are things to work on. For sure, we should be, the players should be, proud of the way they have competed all season domestically. The league position is a huge plus for us.

“Let’s get it right; not many people would have given us that chance at the start. Then we have to look at where we have to get better. Today showed there is plenty of room to get better.”

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