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Lampard: I've got a strong belief that we can challenge for titles again

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says he has high hopes for Chelsea despite still being far from catching the likes of Liverpool and Manches...


Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says he has high hopes for Chelsea despite still being far from catching the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City.

The Chelsea legend believes the club don't have to copy Liverpool and Manchester City but feels they catch up with the duo in the nearest future.

“I don't want to jump the gun because what Liverpool and Manchester City have done has been clear; I'd be a fool to suggest we can bridge that gap quickly because there has been a lot of hard work at those clubs in terms of recruitment of top players, of great coaches,” he told Sky Sports.

“We have to be part of that process. We have to do it our way, we can't try and copy. We have had experienced players around this year to help the youngsters, but we know there are little areas within the squad… some of that's what we have on the ground here already, some of that is how we might look to recruit.

“What's going on in the world has made it very difficult to plan on that front. But going into this break I certainly felt we were moving in the right direction and with continued progress and work on the training ground, as well as potentially bringing in some players in key areas to try to help us bridge that gap, yes, I've got a strong belief that we can [challenge].”

Reflecting on the season so far, Lampard says the club have been searching for consistency, but overall is happy at where Chelsea are given their transfer restrictions and the youth in their side.

“I'm always the first to criticise myself and look at what we could have done better. I'm pretty happy with where we are in fourth. It was always going to be a difficult, competitive year for us to be in and around that top four, and we're there at the moment.

“How can we progress from here? We have youth; we've been searching at times for consistency, which I think can happen with a young team. I'm pretty happy with where we're at but I want a lot more. As a manager, you're never ready to settle.

Lampard led Chelsea to fourth position in the league before the break.


Written by Vince @blue_footy

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