Chelsea manager Frank Lampard explained he is delighted with the progress produced by his workforce in the Premier League so considerably this time, but has called for more enhancement in their quest to come to be legitimate title contenders.
The London facet are fifth in the table with 25 factors from 14 games, two factors driving 2nd-positioned Leicester Metropolis in advance of Saturday’s excursion to local rivals Arsenal who have slipped to 15th soon after a very poor get started.
“I am happy but we normally want more as managers,” Lampard advised Sky Sporting activities on Thursday.
“The fact is at the start out of the season, we experienced some new players whilst some others ended up missing, and we lacked a pre-time. Hunting at our early effects, we noticed some superior and some not-so-excellent performances.
“We then went on a great operate which noticed a ton of improvement, so I am quite pleased but we want far more. We want to be demanding for titles, but we have to settle for that it is stage by move. We’ve manufactured some actions, but we have the opportunity to make a large amount a lot more.”
Chelsea have missing their prior two absent online games – at Everton and Wolverhampton Wanderers – and are hoping to steer clear of a third straight league defeat on the street for the very first time since February very last 12 months.
“This season has demonstrated most teams have experienced tricky times and a huge aspect of that comes down to planning. Preparation for the period is anything we didn’t have. We mustn’t get way too considerably forward of ourselves or far too considerably down the line,” Lampard explained.
“We have to consider of the brief-phrase and the game titles in front of us and not be reactionary immediately after defeats previous 7 days or even wins and our unbeaten operate. It truly is about making continuous improvement and which is crucial for target.”