Under-fire Frank Lampard admits he is ‘worried’ ahead of facing League Two Morecambe in FA Cup and warns his Chelsea side to be ‘even more on guard’ against huge upset after slump in form
- Chelsea host Morecambe in the third-round of the FA Cup on Sunday
- The Blues are in a horrible run of form with four defeats in their last six
- Lampard has urged his to work hard if they are to get their confidence back
Frank Lampard has admitted that he ‘worries about what is around the corner’ amid Chelsea’s alarming dip in form over the festive period.
The Blues have lost four of their last six and conceded three first-half goals as were they brushed aside by Manchester City last weekend.
As the pressure builds on Lampard, he called on his confidence-hit players to be ‘even more on guard’ as they prepare to host League Two Morecambe in the third-round of the FA Cup on Sunday.
Frank Lampard has spoken ahead of Chelsea’s FA Cup clash with Morecambe on Sunday
He’s warned his stuttering stars to be ‘even more on guard’ to a potential cup upset
He said: ‘No matter form, team, status, the FA Cup has a magic that’s been there forever which means underdogs will turn up and make it difficult. With our current form, we have to be even more on guard.’
‘Confidence has been hit with the difficult patch we’ve had. But I’ll pick a team to try to win the game.
‘There’s only one way to move on from a lack of confidence and that’s to work hard. You’ve got to sprint out of a lack of confidence.’
Lampard admitted that it has been hard to juggle his big squad, and said that some players are finding the lack of minutes tough.
Morecambe lie seventh in League Two and are pushing for promotion this season
‘When you have a squad as big as we do, there are probably more non-starters than starters. So it’s only human nature that players find that tough’, he added.
The 42-year-old insisted that the only pressure he feels is from himself as he looks for a way out of his side’s current malaise.
‘In terms of myself, I came into this job expecting pressure. And I have to say my personality is that when things are going well, I put more pressure on myself because I worry about what is around the corner.
‘Now I find this morning challenging in a good way because I can find out more about myself, the team, and my members of staff.
‘I love doing what I’m doing and I never expected an easy run in this job.’
Lampard admits that confidence has taken a hit amid a horrible run of form for the Blues
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