“Now we probably become the underdogs”-says Frank Lampard

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Chelsea club legend and manager, Frank Lampard did not allow himself to bog down due to lack of transfer activity in the January transfer window but he did show his frustration in front of the media and opined that it will be difficult to finish top four if the consistent performances from the players are not seen.

According to Lampard, Chelsea will feel the heat as the fellow top-four spot competitors like Manchester United, Sheffield United and Tottenham Hotspurs have signed the players. Talking about this, Lampard said:

Look at Manchester United signing a big, big player, a world class player in my opinion. “And the teams around us, Sheffield United making fantastic signings. Chris Wilder’s job is incredible because he’s had years to work that group and now they’re adding where he sees fit.

Tottenham have signed a few, and they’re not far behind us. And not only have they signed a few, but a couple of players have left where they were towards the end of their contracts and maybe weren’t happy being at the club. Sometimes that’s as important as bringing players in.

“This is not to talk ourselves down, because we’re six points clear in fourth, [but] now we probably become the underdogs … because the teams around us have strengthened.”

“I have to be the first person who remains positive and I have to be truthful when I speak out loud,” 

However, Frank Lampard remained positive and felt that the club can be successful with a strong scouting network and patience only. He took the examples of Liverpool and Manchester City and said:

We know that recruitment is huge for a team that wants to be successful. Look no further than Liverpool and Manchester City in recent years.

 “But it’s a fact. People will get bored if I keep crying about that fact. I have to work. The players have to work. I think at the start of the season nobody had us in their top four.

But the reality is that now … it’s going to be a real big fight. Let’s not forget it’s a difficult window. The fact we missed the last window made it a bit more crucial for us. Now we have missed two windows.