Frank Lampard has issued a rallying call to the Chelsea supporters ahead of the crunch clash with Tottenham Hotspur this afternoon.
A defeat for the Blues against Jose Mourinho’s side at Stamford Bridge would see Lampard’s team drop out of the Premier League’s top four.
If results don’t go their way, Chelsea could even be seventh bu the end of the weekend, so getting something out of the game is a must.
Both teams are struggling with injuries, with Spurs missing Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min with long-term issues.
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N’Golo Kante and Christian Pulisic are both out of the team for the Blues, and Lampard wants the Blues fans to really get behind his side.
“It’s evident that the squad is suffering with a lot of injuries at the moment, as we were for a spell at the start of the season, but sometimes situations like that can bring the best out of a group and it’s an opportunity for the players coming into the side,” Lampard said his the matchday programme.
“Now, more than ever, it’s a time when we all have to pull together – fans, staff and players -to fight through it and get the results we need.
“We’ve responded on big occasions previously this season and it will be a joint effort with the fans if we do it again today.
“I know I can rely on you to create a great atmosphere against Tottenham and get behind us as we look to get back to winning ways.
“Welcome back to Jose and his coaching team, we have a lot of shared history here, but today he’s coming to Stamford Bridge with a strong team that are competing with us for a place in the top four of the league.