Chelsea must win every game left to retain Premier League title: Lampard

Sunday, February 13, 2011

LONDON - Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has said that his club will have to win their remaining 13 Premier League games to retain the title.

Chelsea are currently 10 points behind leaders Manchester United, and are currently at fourth place thanks to a superior goal difference to Tottenham Hotspur.

“We still have to play Manchester United twice and there are a lot of other big fixtures for the other teams involved in the title race. So, we know we can get back into the picture, but it will take a huge effort because we need to win all of our games - and hope other clubs slip up,” the Daily Star quoted Lampard, as saying.

“But it’s something we still believe in and we have to start against Fulham. The desire is still there for me. Winning is like a drug for me. When you win leagues and win cups, you want to keep on having that feeling of success,” he added.

The 32-year-old further admitted that everyone at the club is struggling to come to terms with their abysmal season.

“The players are well aware that we had a terrible run during November and December. But we never believed it when people were calling us invincible at the start of the season and we never listened too much to criticism during the times when we couldn’t win a game,” Lampard said.

“Football seasons are like that. Even though we lost to Liverpool, we feel we have come through the worst of it. This is when the big players and the big personalities stand up,” he added. (ANI)

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