Frank Lampard: Tottenham game pivotal to Chelsea’s top-four hopes

Frank Lampard says Chelsea's showdown with Tottenham next month is likely to be the decisive game in the top-four race

The Sport Review staff
By    
frank lampard
Frank Lampard's Chelsea contract is set to expire in the summer Photo: The Sport Review

Frank Lampard believes Chelsea’s showdown with Tottenham at Stamford Bridge next month is likely to be the decisive game in the top-four race.

The Blues travel to Old Trafford on Sunday looking to keep their bid for Champions League qualification on track, with the west Londoners third in the Premier League table with four games left to play.

Tottenham, who host Southampton on Saturday, are currently fifth behind Arsenal and three points adrift of Chelsea.

And although Lampard concedes that Sunday’s clash at Old Trafford is a crucial fixture for Rafael Benítez’s men, the 34-year-old believes that the Spurs clash on 8 May will be make-or-break for both sides.

“You could say the game against Manchester United is pivotal, but I think it is really down to the Tottenham game,” Lampard is quoted as saying by the Sun.

“I think it will go to the wire but if we get the right results against United and Tottenham we’ll put ourselves in a healthy position.

“The Champions League is the test of the best and the main target, but I want to win the Europa League as well.”

Get 16/1 enhanced odds on Arsenal, Bournemouth and Man City to win. Hurry, offer ends soon. Click here to sign up now. T&Cs apply.

MORE: Get TREBLE the odds on any sports bet. T&Cs apply

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

MORE: Back to The Sport Review homepage

Sponsored
The Sport Review
Joshua v Molina betting: Get 3/1 enhanced odds on Joshua to win
Slideshow
The Sport Review
Top 30 highest-paid Premier League players: Man Utd, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Neymar: 20 photos of Barcelona striker’s beautiful sister
The Sport Review
Top 26 Christian footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man Utd players feature
The Sport Review
Man United WAGs: Meet Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and David De Gea’s girlfriends
The Sport Review
Barcelona player wages 2016: Can you guess how much Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez earn?
The Sport Review
Top 25 Muslim football players in Premier League: Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd and Chelsea stars feature
The Sport Review
15 Chelsea January transfer targets: Di Maria, Hazard, Lukaku, Verratti and more
The Sport Review
Top 25 most stylish footballers: Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea and Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Roberto Firmino: 25 photos of the Liverpool forward’s stunning wife
The Sport Review
Jack Wilshere: How I’d feel if Arsenal won Premier League title this season
The Sport Review
Paul Scholes reacts to Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s display in Man United’s win at Zorya
The Sport Review
IPTL 2016: World No1 Sania Mirza relishes special homecoming in Hyderabad