Frank Lampard has urged his Chelsea players to focus purely on their own results and not get caught up in worrying about what their rivals do.
The Blues are primed to claim a Champions League place if they can steer clear of a chasing pack which includes Manchester United, Wolves and Tottenham.
Lampard admits Chelsea won’t be able to cruise to the end of the season untroubled and warned his players to keep their eyes on the prize.
“It’s going to be very tough,” the ex-midfielder told Chelsea’s official website.
“You want every point that’s on the table. There are a lot of tough games in our run-in. It’s a battle.
Frank Lampard is on course to lead Chelsea to a top-four finish
“We will have to take the games as they come, remain focused on ourselves and not look around too much.
“If we can be focused on ourselves and get the right results it will look after itself.
“We have teams that are behind us and around with a lot of quality that are pushing for the same reasons as us. It’ll be tough but we will do our best.”
Frank Lampard is still planning to use Tammy Abraham as his No.9 next season
Meanwhile, former Chelsea star Gus Poyet believes there is no reason why Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham could not form a blossoming partnership under Lampard.
Chelsea announced the signing of Werner from RB Leipzig in a £47.5m deal last week, with the striker committing to a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge.
Poyet has urged Abraham to give Lampard a selection dilemma, while suggesting Werner could even be deployed alongside the 22-year-old going forward.
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