Frank Lampard strongly criticises Newcastle United's Jonjo Shelvey

Frank Lampard of Manchester City talks with referee Mark Clattenburg during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on January 31, 2015 in...

Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey failed to impress with his performance against Bournemouth.

Frank Lampard shows appreciation to the fans at half time during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Swansea City at Stamford Bridge on February 25, 2017 in London, England.

Frank Lampard has told Match of the Day, which was broadcast on BBC One on 24th February, that Jonjo Shelvey proved why he wasn’t a permanent starter for Newcastle United in their match against Bournemouth.

Newcastle threw away a two-goal lead in the last ten minutes at Dean Court yesterday, and Shelvey did not cover himself in glory.

The midfielder failed to track his runner on the first goal, and then was guilty of watching on as Bournemouth scored an equaliser.

Jonjo Shelvey of Newcastle in action during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Liverpool at St. James Park on October 1, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

With the Cherries pushing forward, Shelvey rather bizarrely stood with his hands on his knees, rather than helping his side defend.

And Lampard claims that Benitez will now be livid with the midfielder.

“I don’t understand [why Shelvey wasn’t back],” the former Chelsea midfielder said. “I don’t think it’s a physical thing, adrenaline would make you run back at that point. I think it’s a concentration thing.

“I think it’s a mentality thing. Rafa Benitez will be livid and that’s why sometimes he doesn’t play him, because he’s the best passer in their team, but moments like that can cost you a game.”

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez congratulates Jonjo Shelvey after the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Aston Villa at St James' Park on February 20, 2017 in Newcastle...

Shelvey also missed a huge opportunity to wrap the game up, with the Newcastle midfielder failing to show his best on the south coast.

Shelvey has indeed been rotated in and out of Newcastle’s first-team this season, with his attitude and discipline often being questioned.

Newcastle’s failure to beat Bournemouth has seen them slip down to 15th place in the Premier League table.

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