Chelsea went top of the Premier League in front of 2,000 supporters with their 3-1 win over Leeds on Saturday night – but Frank Lampard said that while the fans should get excited, he and his players must stay focused.
Olivier Giroud, Kurt Zouma, and Christian Pulisic struck back after Patrick Bamford’s early opener for the visitors at Stamford Bridge, sparking celebrations in the stands where a limited number of fans were admitted following easing of coronavirus restrictions.
Chelsea ended the day top of the Premier League for the first time since September 2018 and when asked if he and his side, and the fans, can start believing they can win the title, Lampard said: “There’s certainly nothing wrong with the fans thinking that.
Chelsea move top with win over Leeds
“It’s great to have them back, their input was huge, the noise huge. You can see how excited they are at the end that we are top of the league.
“My job and our job is to know that it’s a long season and the next question is how consistent can we be with this form, how much we can improve, because I believe there is a lot more we can do and there will be a lot of challenges ahead.
“Enjoy the evening,” he added. “I will have that small glass of wine, maybe a large one, but at the same time we need to make sure we stay grounded.
“But there were a lot of good things. To play against Leeds in the form they are in and the type of team they are and dominate in terms of chances was a great performance from us.”
Lampard insists his team are firmly heading in the right direction but refused to get caught up in the excitement around his side’s potential title challenge.