Chelsea supervisor Frank Lampard mentioned his facet “can solely blame ourselves” after they let an early lead slip as Arsenal received the Heads Up FA Cup closing.
Christian Pulisic scored a wonderful opener however was injured earlier than Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s two objectives secured the Gunners the trophy for a 14th time.
“We acquired complacent, took time on the ball prefer it was a stroll,” Lampard advised BBC One.
“We did not play nicely sufficient to win a closing. Numerous immediately is on us.”
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 first of the second half, Pulisic picked up an analogous damage, earlier than midfielder Mateo Kovacic was despatched off for 2 bookings and substitute Pedro dislocated his shoulder on the finish of a pricey night.
“We began nicely for 10-15 minutes and we are able to solely blame ourselves from that time,” he mentioned.
“A closing can by no means be a stroll and we allowed them again into the sport.
“We had been gradual, 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 could possibly be struggling for gamers.
Lampard, who received the FA Cup 4 occasions as a participant for Chelsea, mentioned that midfielders Willian and N’Golo Kante weren’t match to characteristic, and that Ruben Loftus-Cheek was additionally out of motion.
“I am not even occupied with subsequent week,” he mentioned. “All of it got here collectively for us immediately – two hamstrings, a dislocated shoulder.
“It is the tip of an extended lengthy season and it was the tipping level for us.”