Frank Lampard stated Chelsea should cope with stress for the remainder of the season after boosting their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League with a cushty 3-0 win over Watford.
Chelsea stored their nerve after seeing Leicester and Manchester United decide up wins earlier within the day, holding on to fourth spot and bouncing again from the midweek defeat to West Ham by swatting Watford apart because of objectives from Olivier Giroud, Willian and Ross Barkley.
“Each sport goes to be stress now,” Lampard stated. “West Ham was stress as a result of we knew we might go third. It’s a special type of stress. However it’s nonetheless the identical – it’s the way you concentrate on the sport and the job in hand. We can’t get too caught up in what everybody else does for the time being and we did that effectively tonight. There was no nonsense. It was good, we began brilliant and we carried on and acquired the small particulars proper at each ends of the pitch.”
Lampard argued Chelsea ought to be happy to be two factors above a crew as gifted as United with 5 video games left. “They’re an excellent crew,” Chelsea’s supervisor stated. “I watched their sport earlier. I feel they’ve particular person high quality whenever you look throughout their entrance line and see gamers on 20 objectives and Mason Greenwood scoring recurrently and [Bruno] Fernandes and [Paul] Pogba in midfield.
“The very fact we’re two factors forward of them, we now have to be fairly blissful. We all know they’re going to be contesting proper till the top due to the shape they’re in. So respect to Manchester United and others round us. On the identical time, can we concentrate on ourselves and try to maintain selecting up outcomes? That’s what would be the essential significance to us.”
Lampard expects N’Golo Kanté to overlook Tuesday’s journey to Crystal Palace after the midfielder went off with a hamstring damage within the second half. “We’ll need to scan tomorrow and see how dangerous it’s,” he stated. “We hope it’s small. That’s what I’ve been advised to date. After the scan we’ll know. I’m guessing will probably be an issue for Palace on Tuesday.”
Lampard praised Kepa Arrizabalaga after the goalkeeper responded to criticism of his efficiency in opposition to West Ham by making a late save to disclaim Watford’s Danny Welbeck. “I assumed we defended fairly effectively after we wanted to however the second after we slipped they usually acquired in, he makes a very good save,” Lampard stated. “That’s what you need out of your goalkeeper. You need them to remain alert and be able to make that form of save. It’s going to be nice for his confidence.”
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