Frank Lampard has admitted that he is ‘not happy’ despite Chelsea currently sitting in the top four.
Lampard has enjoyed a mixed start to his debut season in charge at Stamford Bridge, the Blues beginning the season brightly before an indifferent run of form that has seen the club take just 14 points from their last 10 Premier League matches.
Chelsea twice conceded equalisers to drop points to 10-man Arsenal in midweek, but despite the west London side’s recent wobbles, the club remain on course to secure a top-four finish and Champions League qualification.
Whilst securing their place amongst Europe’s elite would likely be considered a successful season, speaking ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup fourth-round clash at Hull, Lampard is demanding improvement and says he is far from happy with recent performances.
“I am not happy, it’s more of the fact we could be in better daylight in fourth,” Lampard said at his pre-match press conference.
“In the last two games alone we have created chances. Newcastle two shots and a goal, Arsenal two shots two goals.
“We need to get that right.”
Chelsea travel to face second tier Hull tomorrow evening, though the club will be without the services of top scorer Tammy Abraham after he limped off during the draw with Arsenal on Tuesday night.
Abraham was injured after a collision with the advertising hoardings and the Blues are yet to confirm the extent of his injury, with Michy Batshuayi likely to deputise at the KC Stadium.