Lampard asks for patience

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard led Chelsea to a fourth place finish in the Premier League last season, as he led Chelsea beyond the predictions of many pundits who didn’t think Chelsea would seal a Champions League spot.

This season, Lampard has had a difficult start to the new campaign, with two wins from his first Premier League games. Chelsea are currently 10th in the league, and have exited the Carabao Cup.

With all the massive signings of over £200m during the summer transfer window, Lampard is still facing massive criticisms as the squad hasn’t yet blended.

Speaking in his press conference ahead of facing Burnley, Lampard has now asked for patience.

The Chelsea boss said: “When I came in, the circumstances were very particular so you have to take each situation at face value and try to deal with it.

“I thought last year everybody at the club dealt with it very well because it was a successful season to finish in the top four and now we find ourselves in a different position, with different players and the onus is on us to work as hard as we can to find a balance and move forward.

“We’re working in a really positive direction. I keep talking about the need for patience and hard work during this period because I understood early in this season that there would be some difficulties in trying to compete in this unforgiving Premier League with new players, some of them having never played in this league before. The signs I see game after game and week after week, there are a lot of positives.”

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