Lampard explains why it was important for Chelsea to top their Champions League group

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has revealed his delight that his side were able to come out top of Champions League Group E, as the Blues went unbeaten in the group.

Lampard admits his team can now focus on the Premier League having since sealed qualification for the Champions League round of 16, as he admitted that topping the group will give his side confidence heading to a hectic fixture Premier League schedule.

Lampard said in his press conference: “That’s why it was very important for us to win our group, get a real confidence boost from that and then put it away until the new year.

“We can now focus on what is a busy schedule and if you look at our next four games – Everton, Wolves, West Ham and then Arsenal on Boxing Day – you see exactly how challenging that is in a short space of time.

“It’s important to focus and it’s important for the squad to understand that this Premier League is so tough and unforgiving that if we drop our standards, we won’t be where we want to be.”

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