Lampard reveals what has changed since the defeat to Bournemouth

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Chelsea’s recent league form has been far from impressive as the Blues have lost four of their last five league games.

Chelsea now have a crucial weekend clash against Tottenham, one that the Blues must win to extend the gap over Spurs in the race for top four.

Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has revealed that his team has been working hard since the last defeat in order to overturn the recent poor results.

He admitted that his players have rested a lot and also worked hard, and there have been less talks as they seek to rediscover their best form.

Lampard said in his press conference: “At the beginning of the week there was some much-needed rest. I don’t like to call upon tiredness as an excuse, but the last performance at home where we didn’t show the edge we normally have been, we were maybe looking at a bit of tiredness.

“It’s been a long time since we’ve had a week to work, and it means can do things more physical and more active. It feels valuable.

“We’ve worked on the training ground more than speak too much. It’s been a busy week with Christmas responsibilities, but we have focused completely on training and we’ll have meetings in the build-up to the game.

“We have a good spirit and a good group. Questions obviously start to be asked of yourselves in-house when you get some difficult results. It’s important to be upfront and honest with each other.

“I see a positive group in training, a team training hard, a group that are together. That’s all I can ask for. Now of course we need the results to turn back a little back because the last few I am not happy with.”

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