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Lampard sets season target for his team

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard is eager to finish the season in top 4 which should be enough to qualify for the Champions League next s...

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard is eager to finish the season in top 4 which should be enough to qualify for the Champions League next season.


The blues are currently in fourth place in the league but have lost a lot of points in the process, and Lampard is hoping his team will be consistent in the run-in to be able to keep their place in the top four at the end of the season.

“We know we dropped points against Arsenal at home and against Newcastle away and previously before that, and in the moment every point you feel like you’ve dropped really hurts, but at the same time we have to realise where we are,” Lampard told the club's website.

“We are in a bit of a transition and the Premier League has never been as competitive as it is now.

“Coming fourth for Chelsea is our aim now, but it shouldn’t be our aim long term. We want to be pushing again to close the gap to the standard, which at the minute is Liverpool. That’s the longer-term vision and sometimes within that long-term vision, you need a bit of calmness within the storm. Hopefully, I can be that but stay driven.

“So I think being fourth would have been a plus at the start of the season, but at the same time, I think about how we can get that extra 10 or 15 per cent that I think we’ve been lacking, that if we’d had would have got us a lot more points on the board and would make fourth look a lot more comfortable. So I’ve come back very keen and excited to hit this long run-in to the end of the season.”

Chelsea will face top-four rivals Manchester United on Monday at Stamford Bridge. The blues lost the reverse fixture at Old Trafford in Lampard's first Premier League game as Chelsea manager.


Written: Vince @blue_footy

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