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Joe Cole blames Chelsea board for 3 nil defeat to Bayern

Former Chelsea player Joe Cole believes that the Chelsea board let Frank Lampard down by not signing players in January after their 3 nil thrashing at Stamford Bridge at the hands of Bayern Munich in the first leg of their R16 encounter on Tuesday. Bayern outclassed the Blues as former Arsenal man Serge Gnabry scored a brace in three minutes before Robert Lewandowski added a third to effectively put the nail on the coffin of Chelsea's elimination from the competition. Frank Lampard has not signed any player since he was appointed as Chelsea boss and it came as a shock when the club made no investments in January after the transfer ban was lifted. Therefore, Joe Cole has pointed fingers at the Chelsea board insisting that a lack of recruitment played a part in the result of the game. ...