Lampard challenges Chelsea after Blues seal Champions League place

Frank Lampard has challenged his Chelsea aspect to step up subsequent season after the Blues certified for the Champions League on Sunday.

Of their remaining Premier League fixture of the marketing campaign, Chelsea defeated Wolves 2-Zero at Stamford Bridge because of quickfire targets from Mason Mount and Olivier Giroud.

The victory meant Chelsea completed in fourth place, with Manchester United clinching third because of a 2-Zero win over Leicester Metropolis.

However Lampard will not be resting on his achievements up to now, with Chelsea going through Arsenal within the FA Cup remaining subsequent week forward of returning to Champions League motion towards Bayern Munich in August, previous to the brand new Premier League season in September.

“I’m very happy and I do not need to sing my very own praises,” Lampard advised a information convention when requested what it meant for Chelsea to safe a top-four end.

“I’ve mentioned loads earlier than and there have been unknowns. You could have seen so many breakthrough seasons from gamers, so it is a crew effort of employees and gamers.

“I’m proud, however we need to problem for titles sooner or later. We have now been inconsistent at instances.

“Myself and the employees need to enhance each time, the problem now could be to see what extra we will do subsequent season.

“I’ve learnt 1,000,000 issues [this season] however I simply need success for this membership. It appears like we now have a component of feat, however we now have an enormous sport subsequent week.”

Chelsea’s new signing Timo Werner watched on from the stands at Stamford Bridge, and Lampard believes the Germany worldwide could have been impressed by what he noticed.

“I hope he’d see a crew who performed with a variety of spirit,” Lampard mentioned.

“With a second like Mason Mount had and we now have issues we need to enhance on, however there’s expertise within the squad. Hopefully it was a pleasant first viewing for him.”

Whereas Werner and Hakim Ziyech have already been introduced in, one participant leaving Chelsea is Pedro, who got here on as a late substitute for what Lampard confirmed shall be his remaining look for the membership.

“Pedro has performed his final sport for the membership, however what he has accomplished for this membership has been very particular, he has been serenaded within the dressing room,” Lampard added.

Printed 27 Jul 2020, 00:32 IST