Chelsea Boss Frank Lampard has highlighted major factors that could ensure the Blues cart away maximum points later today against Spurs at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea find themselves a win away from ascending top of the premier league following a late equalizer from Brighton yesterday to ensure a share of the spoils against champions Liverpool at AMEX stadium.
Speaking to Chelsea TV ahead of the clash, Blues manager Frank Lampard revealed his feeling going up against the league leaders is that his lads feel the necessary focus needed for today’s dicey tie.
‘I’m continually trying to find those improvements in how we prepare for games, but also aware that every game’s different and we meet a Tottenham team in very, very good form.
‘My only feeling for a game of this size against a rival like Tottenham, is the players must absolutely feel the focus and concentration levels needed for this game. We will deal with the tactics, we will have a plan of how we want to work against Tottenham to bring out the best in us, but focus and concentration, two really simple words, will be huge in a game at this level.’ he said.
‘Against Tottenham we had two very good performances last season and won the games,’ said Lampard. ‘There are other performances through the year where we didn’t so much. There was a game earlier in the year against Tottenham where we played very well for half the game, not so well in the second half.’ the blues boss added.
Chelsea’s current run of back-to-back impressive performances so far alongside stunning results also by former manager Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham has seen early comparisons between the Londoners with greater attention than usual on this derby.
Lampard however seems not interested in the comparisons, citing it as too early with title-challenger status something that needs to be earned over the course of a grueling campaign.
‘I keep saying the same thing – there’s a long way to go. The thing that separates the top teams who win titles to the others is consistency.
‘So over a short period of games, I don’t think it’s enough of a period to say that ourselves or any other teams are up there at the moment, or are actually going to be title contenders come the end of the season. That’s all still to be proven by us.’
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