‘It’s important to be humble’: Frank Lampard insists he ‘won’t get excited’ about Chelsea’s title chances despite impressive unbeaten streak to go ahead with victory against Newcastle
- Frank Lampard will not get carried away by Chelsea’s title winning opportunities
- Lampard’s side briefly became the best in the league when they won 2-0 against Newcastle
- The Chelsea manager insisted that the battle for the title will be intense
- The Blues are now seven games without a defeat in the Premier League
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has insisted that he will not get carried away after his side briefly topped the Premier League table on Saturday.
An own goal from Federico Fernandez and an attack from Tammy Abraham saw Chelsea move to the top of the table before Tottenham caught up with them in their win over Manchester City.
After their victory at St James’ Park, Lampard stressed the importance of remaining humble and stated that the battle for the Premier League will be intense this season.
Frank Lampard stressed that he will not get excited about Chelsea’s title-winning opportunities
Speaking to BT Sport after the game, Lampard said: “It’s not an easy game. We played well in patches and the result is central to these games.
The Premier League is tough, brutal and we handled the challenge of the game well.
“I’m not going to get excited about being at the top of the table for five minutes. It’s important to be humble and to know it’s a long race. ‘
Chelsea have now won three Premier League games in a row and have played some impressive football at times, with Lampard’s side showing a lot of dynamism. They have also remained unbeaten for seven league games.
Tammy Abraham was on the scoresheet when Chelsea took a 2-0 win against Newcastle
Lampard’s team are unbeaten in seven Premier League games, but he won’t get carried away
Many of Chelsea’s new signings have had a significant impact, with Edouard Mendy for example, who had established himself well in goal, while left-back Ben Chilwell is defensively reliable and also posed a threat to the attack.
Hakim Ziyech regularly creates opportunities while Timo Werner makes intelligent runs, and Kai Havertz and Thiago Silva, who were not involved on Saturday, can also make a big impact.
Lampard has a very talented squad at his disposal, with Chelsea holding a lot of quality in a variety of positions, although he acknowledges it may be too early to discuss whether they will win the Premier League.
This weekend Chelsea will host Tottenham in what will be an important test, while Liverpool will be determined to defend their title and Manchester City certainly cannot be ruled out.