Arsenal great Ian Wright makes Chelsea FA Cup claim amid Liverpool clash

Arsenal great Ian Wright has explained what he believes would be a ‘fantastic season’ for Chelsea.

The Blues have had plenty of highs and lows this season but are still on course for a fruitful campaign under Frank Lampard.

A transfer ban last summer and a quiet January window have not stopped Chelsea sitting fourth in the Premier League despite a rough run of late.

Ahead of Chelsea’s clash at home to Liverpool in the fifth round of the FA Cup, Wright insisted that the Blues could still enjoy a successful season.

Even with a potential Champions League exit on the horizon this month following a last 16 first-leg tie 3-0 defeat at home to Bayern Munich, Wright still believes Lampard’s men can enjoy some good times before the end of the season.

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“If they can go through to the latter stages of the FA Cup and finish fourth in the Premier League, it can still be a fantastic season for them,” Wright told the BBC.

“I know that he (Frank Lampard) is under a lot of pressure to do that. He has not been settled on his formation and his team but there is a lot left in the season for them still.”

Chelsea led 1-0 at the break in the aforementioned FA Cup clash with Liverpool this evening thanks to a fired shot from Willian which found the back of the net after a mistake from Adrian.