Frank Lampard sends blunt message to Chelsea FC: Get your act together!
The Chelsea FC legend believes the Blues are capable of winning the Champions League and the FA Cup in the current campaign
Frank Lampard believes Chelsea FC can win the Champions League and the FA Cup if the Blues can “get their act together”.
The west London side have only managed to win one of their last six games in all competitions to heap pressure on Antonio Conte.
Chelsea lost 2-1 to bitter rivals Arsenal in the second leg of the League Cup at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night.
The defending champions managed to squeeze past Norwich City in the FA Cup third round after a penalty shootout in the replay at Stamford Bridge last week.
Chelsea are in third place in the Premier League table and 15 points behind runaway leaders Manchester City.
The west London side will take on Newcastle United in the FA Cup fourth round at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.
The Blues will have to get past La Liga giants Barcelona in the Champions League round of 16 to win the competition for the first time in six seasons.
Indeed, Lampard was part of the Chelsea squad that won the Champions League and FA Cup double under Roberto Di Matteo in 2011-12.
Former Chelsea captain Lampard believes the Blues are in a good position to emulate Di Matteo’s squad if Conte’s current side can make an immediate improvement.
“This is when the experienced players are vital – there is nothing wrong with getting everyone together and reminding everyone to push,” Lampard told the Evening Standard. “That’s what we did in 2012.
“Chelsea do need to get their act together. They have the spirit there. They have the players.
“When Chelsea get it right, as we saw last season, they can take on anybody. It is certainly not the time to give up.”