Read what Lampard has to say about Chelsea’s next five league matches

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Chelsea have very difficult games coming up, and results from these games could go a long way to decide where Chelsea end up this season as the Blues are keen on finishing in the top four.

Chelsea host Arsenal tonight at the Bridge and the Blues will then face Leicester City in the Premier League at the King Power Stadium on February 1.

After going away to the King Power, the Blues will then host Manchester United at the Bridge on February 17 before another home game against Tottenham five days afterwards.

The Champions League second round tie against Bayern Munich will come before our fifth league game as Chelsea host the German champions in the first leg on February 25.

Chelsea will then go to the Vitality Stadium four days after meeting Bayern Munich for another tricky away tie. The Blues lost to Bournemouth 1-0 in the first leg and have been beaten by the Cherries in back to back Premier League games.

Chelsea are currently five points clear in fourth place, and a win against Newcastle on Tuesday would have increased the gap to eight, which would have made it more comfortable for Chelsea.

Lampard has now decided not to focus on the loss to Newcastle but take each game one after the other.

“It is what it is,” said Lampard. “It would have been nice to get a gap, but I think the league is so competitive and so fluid – at times we’ve had big gaps, at times we’ve had small gaps, at times we were chasing teams ahead of us.

“So of course it’s disappointing, particularly when you control a game like that, but to dwell on that is not something we should do. We’ve got games coming thick and fast, important games. Our next league games are tough games and important games with teams around us, so let’s not concern ourselves too much with the gap, I’m more concerned whether game-by-game we can get wins.”

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