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Chelsea vs Lille: Are Lampard and Chelsea still on track?

As Chelsea gear up to face Lille in UEFA Champions League last group game which will determine Chelsea's future in the competition thi...

As Chelsea gear up to face Lille in UEFA Champions League last group game which will determine Chelsea's future in the competition this season. A home win will guarantee Chelsea a spot in the knock-out round 'but' Chelsea are yet to win at home in the Champions League this season, something Frank Lampard is well aware of.

"I’m well aware of that and I think it would be a good achievement. I know there’s expectations we should get through a group, I get that, but it was a tough group. And the slightly young feel to our team. The fact we lost our first game, there’s a few difficulties we’ve had, and I think we’ve dealt with them very well to get ourselves in this position. But there’s still work to be done.” he said.

What happens tomorrow shouldn't be used to judge Chelsea's season. It was never going to be an easy ride, many people have forgotten that Chelsea had key injured players like Rudiger, Loftus-Cheek and Hudson-Odoi, then lost Eden Hazard to Real Madrid.

Frank Lampard was brought in to replace Maurizio Sarri who joined Juventus. If you consider the circumstances, and Chelsea's position today (4th in the league, and a win away from making Champions League round of 16) you can't be too critical of the players and the management team. Lampard and his staff should be judged when they've been able to bring in their own players to help the young academy graduates and few experienced players in the squad.

It's still the start of the process, nobody should be carried away with how well Chelsea played last few months or how bad they are currently doing. It's something that is expected in a long season being executed with youngsters.

"It was always going to come. You don’t want to lose games or predict losing games but the way we are, the nature of the Premier League, this was never going to be a plain sailing, or 'Invincible' from our point of view. Teams and individuals need these tests. It comes with football so it’s a test for all of us.” Lampard said during press conference today.

Everything is still as many predicted, and it's good to aim high but realistically the team is still on the right track and should be able to get better in future irrespective of what happens tomorrow night against Lille at Stamford Bridge.


Written by Vince (@blue_footy)

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