Frank Lampard says he has been ‘really pleased’ with his Chelsea side so far this season but says there is room for improvement despite the club’s impressive recent form.
Saturday evening’s 2-1 win over Watford at Vicarage Road secured the club’s fifth successive league win, whilst Lampard also became just the second manager in the club’s history to record seven consecutive away victories.
The Chelsea boss says his exciting young side have produced the kind of football he wants to see at times this season, but admits sustaining their best level of performance for a longer period of time is the next step as they bid for a successful campaign.
“At times we are certainly producing some of the form I want from us,” said Lampard to the official Chelsea website.
“I will say our work-rate off the ball, although this was a different type of game, in some games we’ve been pushed hard – Ajax away, Liverpool and games like that. That’s been something that’s really pleased me.
“They’ve worked and they’ve done that through training at a level that’s got them fit enough. We work a lot on that. In periods of games I’m really pleased with how we’re combining and switching the ball, the wingers are getting involved in the game.
“If I’ve got a gripe it’s that we’re not sustaining that for long enough periods at times. I know it’s not easy, but we always strive for more. I’m pleased with big parts of it, but we can get better.”
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