Paul Scholes has wondered what is that ingredient that Chelsea is missing from their game to beat the bigger sides.

“They keep going to these big clubs, playing really well and not winning games. Lampard’s got quality in his team but he’s missing something,” the pundit said, as cited by the Premier League official site.

“He went to Manchester United, everyone said Chelsea were the best team, played really well, got beat 4-0. Played against Liverpool, played okay I don’t think they were anything great against Liverpool, got beat.

“Played against Manchester City, everyone’s saying the best team, they were really good, they played well, they’ve lost the game. Now he has to find a way of changing that.”

Scholes adds one important point: “There’s no point coming away from these games saying you played really well but lost. Big teams win leagues maybe not playing that well but nicking a 1-0 every time.

“Like Manchester City have done today – not played very well but they’ve come away winning the game.”

Meanwhile, Frank Lampard insisted the media dives in too deep into analysing these close games. “Everyone seems fixated on these couple of games we have played,” Chelsea boss said after Man City 2-1 defeat.

“We went toe to toe with Liverpool in Istanbul and lost on penalties. We lost at home to them in the league pushing for 45 minutes, and we have lost today with a very good performance. It’s moments in the boxes. That can be why you win it or why you don’t.”