Ahead of Sunday’s clash with Manchester City, Frank Lampard says Chelsea’s players need a mental boost. Unbeaten in 17 games and considered favorites in some circles for the Premier League title, Chelsea have lost three of their last five games and won just one.
The 3-1 loss to Arsenal was a particular low point, and Chelsea couldn’t get past the 1-1 draw against Aston Villa on Monday. Pic.twitter.com/7CVW5PCadi- Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 1, 2021Chelsea is on 26 points with City, and Lampard said of the game, “It’s important because it’s an important game. “It’s important because against a very strong opponent, it’s a game we want to win. It’s important. Even without a successful form in the last games, winning a game against a rival is a plus and a chance. We had a few games where we were not at our best and lost a few points. “We’ve had a couple of games where we weren’t at our best and dropped some points. ” It’s psychologically crucial for us because we need to consistently start winning games. Chelsea (Julian Finney/PA) City had their own tough moments this season and were far from the top four, but Pep Guardiola’s side won their last three games. Due to a coronavirus outbreak at the club, the game against Everton last Monday was cancelled and five games were won by Pep Guardiola. I know that to win, we have to be at our best. Frank Lampard is optimistic that his side can win against Manchester City (John Walton/PA) “In terms of weaknesses, I don’t see any. They are a very strong team, very well managed, they don’t concede many goals and they are very dangerous offensively. If we play our best, we can show weaknesses against any team. “We need to keep our morale up. We need to keep our energy up. We have been slow against Arsenal, but we have to be fast against Manchester City. “We have a big squad and we will see if that changes. Are there opportunities for players who don’t play as much? And then we’ll see if we can strengthen in the right way, but we’re not going to jump up and down to do that. My focus this year is purely on getting the job done because we have young players.”We have a large squad and we’re going to see if that changes. Are there opportunities for players who don’t play as much? And then we’re going to see if we can strengthen in the right way, but to do that we’re not going to jump up and down.