there is a story behind it. It's in too many other places and was leaked by too many chelsea players. He took them in and gave them all a bollocking because they're shithouses whose lack of effort gets managers sacked. Obviously the only one who would come back at this was non playing captain and players spokesman john terry.
There was a very telling reaction by the crowd to the Chelsea penalty on Sunday. Normally they would be going beserk with indignation, as any crowd does when a penalty is awarded against the home team even when - as on this occasion - it was absolutely clear cut. Over the years this would have meant you had a mountain to climb to get anything from the game.
This time the crowd, both literally and metaphorically, shrugged their shoulders and said 'we'll just get two then'. As it happened Lampard missed, but it really didn't matter. City could have just stepped it up and got the win anyway.