Ian Wright explains why Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is ‘under pressure’

Arsenal hero Ian Wright believes Frank Lampard is still under plenty of pressure despite it being his first season as Chelsea boss.

The Blues are battling for fourth in the Premier League but are all but out of the Champions League .

They beat Liverpool in the fifth round of the FA Cup with Lampard making a number of changes against the Premier League leaders.

And Wright believes progression in the competition is vital for Lampard, who took over at Stamford Bridge in the summer.

“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.

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“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.”

Ahead of the FA Cup clash, Lampard admitted he was feeling the pressure due to the expectation of trophies at Chelsea.

He said: “I only feel the usual pressure, for the reason that you said.

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“Winning something is usually a phrase that has gone out of the Premier League unless you are Manchester City or Liverpool, pretty much, in the last couple of years because they have made so many strides and gone out on their own slightly.

“We have to understand that the landscape has changed and try to bridge the gap.

“I had my eyes open when I came into it. I had a hard season with Derby last year, it almost finished very well. It is the job.

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“My hard problems are what hard problems are for other managers somewhere else which is relative. It is the nature of the job, I am fully aware of it.

“But in the situation when you become realistic and in my job as a manger you look at it…