Frank Lampard insists Chelsea ‘aren’t in a bad position’ ahead of tomorrow night’s crucial clash against top four rivals Leicester.
Chelsea have dropped down the Premier League following a poor run of form over the festive period but picked up a much-needed three points after beating Fulham on Saturday, the west London side rising to seventh in the division and five points adrift of the Champions League places.
The Blues’ run of form led to speculation increase about Lampard’s future at the club, with owner Roman Abramovic said to have identified a number of alternatives.
Lampard admits Chelsea have endured a ‘short period of bad form’ over the winter but insists his side remain in contention, believing the ‘picture will change’ quickly should the Blues put together a positive run of results.
“We just need to consider the games in front of us, try to win them and steadily push ourselves up the table,” he told his pre-match press conference.
“We’re not in a bad position, we’ve had a short bad period of form but if we can put wins together this month then the picture will change as it has done already very quickly this season.”
Lampard also gave his view on tomorrow’s opponents who will head into the clash third in the Premier League table, Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Southampton moving Leicester within just one point of league leaders Manchester United.
The club’s impressive performances come in the midst of another top four push under Brendan Rodgers, though Lampard believes the Foxes will have their sights set higher and says Leicester are in the title race this season.
“They’re in it, for sure – the way they’re playing, the results they’re getting and their position in the league, it’s clear,” he said.
“They are a very good team with very good individuals and a really good manager in Brendan Rodgers.
“We have to not consider the race too much as it stands and consider ourselves and get a result against Leicester.”
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