Frank Lampard unhappy with Chelsea position despite Premier League ‘underdogs’ claim

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has admitted he is not entirely happy with the league position of his side despite recently insisting the Blues are “underdogs” for the top four.

Chelsea currently sit in fourth, two points ahead of fifth-placed Sheffield United.

It comes despite Lampard having failed to bring any new players to the club since taking over at Stamford Bridge last summer.

Following the end of a disappointing January transfer window, Lampard was asked about the chances of Chelsea finishing in the top four.

He said: “This is not to talk ourselves down, because we’re six points clear in fourth, [but] now we probably become the underdogs … because the teams around us have strengthened.”

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But now it seems that Lampard believes his Chelsea side should be a bit more comfortable in the league.

When asked by his cousin Jamie Redknapp for the Daily Mail if he would have taken Chelsea’s current position, Lampard replied: “Yes, but after looking at all the games and how we played, I want more.”

Paul Merson believes Chelsea will finish in the top four should they beat Manchester United and Tottenham in upcoming fixtures.

Frank Lampard took over at Chelsea last summer
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“Chelsea can put the top four race to bed in their next two games and Monday night is a massive match,” Merson said in his latest Starsport column.

“I’m going to be there to see them take on Manchester United – and if they win that one and then beat Tottenham they will finish in the top four.

“That would be a huge achievement for Frank Lampard in his first season, after selling a world class player in Eden Hazard and not replacing him, and playing with a young team.

“He’s made some mistakes. He’s chased too many games when he hasn’t needed to and ended up throwing points away, and they have struggled at home a bit.

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