Frank Lampard replies when asked if Chelsea will win the title this season
Frank Lampard refuses to brand Chelsea as Premier League title favourites this season
Frank Lampard has refused to mark Chelsea as the favourites to win the Premier League title this season after their Community Shield loss to Arsenal.
The west London side were pegged back by the Gunners as Sead Kolasinac cancelled out Victor Moses’ opener at Wembley, before the Gunners triumphed on penalties.
The victory was Arsenal’s second in a row against Chelsea at Wembley after the Gunners also beat the Blues to win the FA Cup title at the national stadium back in May.
Chelsea are now preparing to kick off their Premier League title defence when they take on Burnley at Stamford Bridge next weekend.
The Blues were by far the top performing team in the Premier League last term as they cantered to the title under new manager Antonio Conte.
However, Lampard feels that the competition in the Premier League is too strong to be able to say that the Blues are the favourites to retain their crown this season.
Asked if he thinks Chelsea will win the title, Lampard said on BT Sport on Sunday: “Listen, I think it’s a big call to say that Chelsea will win it.
“I think it’s too tight to call this year. But I think they’ll definitely be in the running.”
Chelsea are also gearing up for a return to the Champions League next season after their Premier League title triumph last term.