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Lampard: Chelsea Must Focus On Top Four Rather Than Title

Lampard: Chelsea Must Focus On Top Four Rather Than Title

Frank Lampard has told his Chelsea players to forget the Premier League title race and fight their way back into the top-four battle.

The Blues boss hailed second-placed Leicester as genuine title contenders, ahead of Chelsea’s trip to the King Power Stadium on Tuesday.

The former Chelsea and England midfielder admitted however that the Blues can ill afford to dream of their own title challenge, given they sit eight points off the top down in seventh place.

“We can’t consider too much the race as it stands, instead we have to consider ourselves – consider can we get a result against Leicester who are a competitor up there,” said Lampard.

“And then see can we get wins together that will propel us back up to where we want to be.

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“But the race is relatively open, especially in comparison to recent years I suppose.

“Leicester are in the race for sure, the way they are playing and the results they’re getting and their position in the league.

“We managed to get above Leicester at the back-end of last season, but it was a big ask for us.

“They are a very good team, with very good individuals, we know that, and a really good manager in Brendan Rodgers.

“So they’re in the race, and there are others that are in the race too.”

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