Lampard Reveals His Target For The Rest Of The Season

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Upon his appointment as Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard wasn’t given much expectations as the Chelsea board gave him the job of rebuilding the squad.

Chelsea had lost star player Eden Hazard and the Blues couldn’t sign any player due to the transfer ban, which would make Lampard’s job even difficult. A top four finish would have been a good achievement for the so-called inexperienced manager and Lampard’s job wouldn’t have been under pressure even if he didn’t make top four.

Chelsea have been making steady progress this season and the Blues seem to be moving in the right direction.

 Chelsea are currently 4th in the table and Lampard doesn’t want to be carried away. The Chelsea boss target is to win his next game and he is keen to look just at the next match.

He said ahead of Burnley clash: “I didn’t consider points or positions necessarily,” he said. “I knew I wanted to be competitive of course, but I just considered in pre-season what can we do here, what is in front of us, the staff. I considered the ideas we wanted to get across to the team and I am pleased with the last six games.

“There were bits before which I was less pleased with. I thought we could have picked up more points in the early stage of the season because sometimes our performances warranted that, but we have worked hard to get to a patch where we have well-deserved wins, so I am pleased but I want to focus on the fact that I want it to continue.

“My targets remain a constant. Win, lose or draw, my thought goes instantly to the next game and I don’t go too far ahead. It is a good feeling at the moment and I want to keep that, and temper it with a little bit of edginess so we know if we drop our standards, we will fall back again. I am not getting overly excited by it, it actually makes me want to work a bit harder to see that the work we have done give us some nice results. It focus the mind even more.”

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