Lampard reveals his FA Cup plans

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Chelsea were close to lifting the FA Cup trophy last season as the Blues reached the final of the tournament only to lose to Arsenal narrowly.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has looked back at the incident and revealed how his team lacked luck in last season’s final.

“I’ve been in this game long enough and lost semis and finals and games along the way,” the Chelsea manager said.

“For it [last season’s final] to be in the back of my mind six months later would be the wrong course. It was what it was, we had a cup final, we went 1-0 up, Christian Pulisic went clean through at 1-1 and tore him hamstring before he shot, we had a player sent off which was a harsh decision, but that game is gone.

“It would have been nice to win it but the story of last season for me was us getting into the top four when most people didn’t expect us to do that. The FA Cup would have been a lovely ending but it didn’t happen.”

For this season, Lampard will start the competition against League Two side Morecambe in the third round, and the Blues boss is still keen on landing the trophy.

“The FA Cup is always a fantastic competition,” Lampard added, “and one we have to pay absolute respect to in these early stages and we want to get to a final again.”

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