Vicente Calderon

Next Game

A Madrid v Chelsea

Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 19:45

Champions League Semi-Final

Stamford Bridge

Last Game

Chelsea 1 - 2 Sunderland

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 17:30

Barclays Prem

Lampard not giving up on title

Frank Lampard believes Chelsea still have every chance of winning the Premier League this season.

Last Updated: 31/12/12 at 13:18 Post Comment   

Frank Lampard: Believes Chelsea can still win the league

Frank Lampard: Believes Chelsea can still win the league

Sunday's come-from-behind 2-1 win at Everton moved them within four points of second-placed Manchester City and 11 behind leaders Manchester United, and they have a game in hand over both sides.

Four successive league wins have restored some much-needed momentum and confidence to the squad and Lampard, scorer of both goals at Goodison Park, believes a shot at the title is not beyond Rafael Benitez's side.

"Of course we can still win the league, it is possible," said the England midfielder, who will be on his way out of Stamford Bridge by the summer unless a new deal can be agreed to keep him.

"If we concentrate on ourselves, win our games, put a long run together and we can put pressure on Man United, who knows?"

If Chelsea are to sustain a title challenge they cannot afford to drop many points and Wednesday's visit of bottom side QPR is one game they have to win.

"It's the position we've put ourselves in because we had a funny run in November and December and we were top and now all of a sudden we are adrift - but we can't look back at that," said Lampard.

"We have to be positive and the big change going into games is attitude with a desire not only to pass and move the ball but to get close and work for your team-mates.

"When we have that we can do what we want we need to carry on that starting with QPR."

Lampard was restored to the starting line-up having been rested for the Boxing Day victory at Norwich and repaid Benitez with his double strike.

While speculation continues over the 34-year-old's future - his contract expires in the summer and there appears to be no imperative from the club to offer a new deal - he remains focused on the short term.

That means playing as many games as he can, although he accepts he will be subject to Benitez's rotation policy as much as anyone.

Lampard has one eye on Bobby Tambling's all-time Chelsea goalscoring record of 202. He is 10 adrift of it at present, but only one behind striker Kerry Dixon who is in second place.

"There is a squad and you must respect that, but I do feel when I get comfortable, fit and playing, and you are in the team consistently, you get confidence and when I'm confident I score goals," he told ChelseaTV.

"The manager, to be fair, has played me since I've been fit generally.

"I played the back end of last season as a holding midfielder but having David Luiz there gives me a bit more freedom to get in there and cause trouble where I can.

"And I do feel with the quality in front of me - Fernando (Torres), Eden (Hazard), Juan (Mata), Oscar, Victor (Moses), Ramires when he runs with it - if you get up there with them you will get chances.

"I'm one behind the legend (Dixon) now but I am just happy two goals brought us the win.

"It was a massive win. The first 20 minutes we weren't at the races but gradually we got into the game, got on the ball and knocked it about and were dangerous on the counter-attack."


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

may well get slated by other United fans for this, but out of the three contenders, I'd far prefer Liverpool to win the title. Yes some elements of their fanbase can be a bit OTT, yes they're our biggest rivals and yes it will make our poor season feel even more like the end of an era (Fergie's gone, Liverpool are back on top). However I just have to applaud Brendan Rodgers and the way he's turned Liverpool around in just a couple of seasons. It...

Mike_Christie
Please Stop Telling Us What To Think

H

ooray! We are all excited now, we beat a very mediocre team! With all due respect to WHU supporters, not winning that game shouldn't even be a consideration. This is the problem, there is no winning mentality at the Emirates - we're all congratulating ourselves beating a team that we have a winning record against.

TheWhiz
Wenger hails important win

I

s this meant to be an aspiration for United supporters? Moyes mediocrity strikes again. I see the Bayern boys don't want to sign for him, and his reputation amongst the senior European coaches make other key signings unlikely.

redbornandbred
De Gea's Europa League target

Footer 365

Premier League: Chelsea's Jose Mourinho 'congratulates' officials after loss to Sunderland

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho fired a thinly-veiled criticism at the officials after the 2-1 home defeat to Sunderland.

Premier League: Sunderland beat Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge

Fabio Borini scored a late penalty as Sunderland beat Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge to dent the Blues' title hopes.

Cardiff held, Swans win late

Cardiff's hopes of Premier League survival suffered a blow as they drew 1-1 with Stoke, while Swansea grabbed a 2-1 win at Newcastle.

Mail Box

Kieran's Not The Only One Keeping Notes

Another chap in the mailbox has been keeping notes on comments made by optimistic Man United fans. Plus, Garey Vance is offering a double-or-quits on his new tattoo...

Mignolet Is The Reason For Liverpool Flying

Mignolet's bad kicking is the reason for Liverpool's success, whilst one man keep notes on F365 mails. Plus England excitement, Arteta and a bad Walsall experience...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property