The Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is convinced that his team are just going through an unlucky patch at the moment, and it was just so important to take the three points away from Wednesday’s game against Portsmouth.
“It’s very important we keep picking up points and it was one of those games where the win was all that mattered,” he said.
“We’re having a patch at the moment where we’re not pulling away from teams when we might do and every free-kick and corner seems to drop to them in a funny way. We are being punished every time and it is just a phase we’re in. We went a long time without conceding goals and that was fantastic, but now we’re having a patch where we are. It’s important we just keep going. We’re three points clear at the top of the league. We need to pick up wins.
Chelsea’s season went downhill at Christmas last year, but Lampard thinks that this time around the Blues are in a much better position, and extremely determined to take the title back off Man Utd.
“We had a really bad time around this time last year, but when Hiddink came in we were in the best form by far of anyone in the league. We can do that again. We know it’s a mind game. Fair enough United have a history of doing it, but we’ve had a history of doing it as well. We’re very determined this year.”
Another win against West Ham this weekend will hopefully indicate that they are over their attack of the jitters and can start pulling away again at the top of the league.
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