Lampard laughs off Hudson-Odoi’s title claims

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A few days ago, Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi delivered Chelsea’s Premier League title ambitions as he backed the Blues to go for the title.

Chelsea ended up match week 8 in fifth position, and Frank Lampard’s side were in top form just before the international break, prompting Hudson-Odoi to believe that his side can go on to win the league.

“We’ve started really well and we want to maintain that,” he said.

“What we’re doing well is defensively we’re keeping clean sheets and up front we’re scoring a lot of goals, which is a good thing.

“We’re not just dependent on our attackers; we’re dependent on everyone in the team and we’re getting goals from everywhere on the pitch.

“We want to keep building, keep getting goals, keep getting assists and keep working hard as a team and hopefully, you never know, we could win the title as well.”

Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard, who had the experience of winning the league multiple times while playing for the club, has laughed off Hudson-Odoi’s suggestions and called for calm, insisting that there’s still a long way to go.

Asked about Hudson-Odoi’s comments, Lampard laughed and replied: ‘Yeah he’s a young man! He’s excited! I get it.

“I like confidence, I like the players feeling like that. I’m delighted with Callum going away and playing and scoring goals and, for me, as a young, developing player your performances like that, when you have Callum’s talent, will always be a reflection of how you train and prepare yourself and all those things.

“So it’s brilliant news for us and for Callum. ‘As for us as a team, my job is to dampen what he’s said there and say that we know there’s a long way to go.

“We’re eight games in, we’re in a decent position, recently we’re playing well.

“But there’s so many things that we have to keep working on and improving before we can really start getting involved in that conversation. That’s up to us.”

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