Glen Johnson predicts where Chelsea FC will finish this season
Glen Johnson tips Chelsea FC to finish in the top four under Frank Lampard this season
Glen Johnson is tipping Chelsea FC to finish in the top four this season under Frank Lampard.
The Blues have made a decent start to the new campaign under Lampard and they currently sit in fifth place in the Premier League table after eight games.
Lampard has been tasked with keeping the Blues in the top four this season and steering them towards another top-four finish.
The west London side were 4-1 winners at Southampton last time out as they made it back to back wins in the Premier League for the first time this season.
And former Chelsea FC star Johnson seems to think that the Blues are well-placed to be able to finish in the top four this season under their new boss.
Speaking in an interview quoted by Metro, Johnson said: “If Chelsea can keep going as they are, they could easily break into the top four.
“I’ve always said if Frank Lampard could get them into the top six he’s done a fantastic job and with the way United and Spurs are going, he could do even better than that.
“Everything he’s doing this season is building bridges for the next couple of years, especially as they haven’t been able to add to their squad.
“If he can keep improving his players, this Chelsea side will be in a very good spot once the new faces are able to be brought in.
“The whole transfer ban could turn out to be a bit of a blessing in disguise as it’s forced the club to bring the likes of Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham through and, providing they keep going as they are, they look to have some potential stars on their hands.
“I’ve been really impressed with Abraham. I really didn’t think he could translate his form from the Championship to the Premier League, but he’s shown he’s more than up to it.
“There is such a huge difference between the two leagues, so to do what he’s done so soon into his Premier League career is very impressive.”
Chelsea FC will return to Premier League action after the international break with a home clash against Newcastle United on Saturday.
After that, they will take on Ajax away from home in the Champions League on Wednesday 23 October as they look to make it back to back wins in European competition under Lampard, too.
The Blues finished third and won the Europa League under Maurizio Sarri last term.