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Lampard: Chelsea are underdogs in top 4 race

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard has explained the consequences of lack of signings in January. Lampard bemoans Chelsea's struggle ...


Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard has explained the consequences of lack of signings in January.

Lampard bemoans Chelsea's struggle in the market as top four competitors strengthened their teams.

"Every time I look at the television another player signs for a club, that’s the transfer window," Lampard said.

"But if I’m looking at it with my business head on and looking around us in the table and I look at Manchester United obviously signing a big, big player, a world-class player, in my opinion. The teams around us, Sheffield United making fantastic signings, Chris Wilder’s job is incredible because he’s had years to work that group and now they’re adding where he sees fit.

"Tottenham have signed a few and they’re not far behind us. And not only have they signed a few, but a couple of players have left were obviously – not being too crude about it – the situation was they were towards the end of their contracts and maybe weren’t happy being at the club any more.

"Sometimes that’s as important as bringing players in. It’s changing the feeling of the group if players are not wanting to be there so that’s obviously smart business on that part.

"Now what remains to be seen will be seen and from my view – and this is not to talk down ourselves because we’re six points clear in fourth – now we become probably the underdogs and the outsiders to some point because the teams around us have strengthened. It’s a fact."

Chelsea will face third-placed Leicester City in the Premier League today.


Written by Vince @blue_footy

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