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EPL: Lampard speak on top four race after Chelsea narrow win over Norwich

5 days ago  Raphael   Sport News

Chelsea bounce back from their loss to Sheffield United over the weekend as they defeated Norwich 1-0 at the Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.

Olivier Giroud's header in the closing period of the first half gave the Blues all three points as they stake claims in the top four battle in the Premier League.

After the match, Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard spoke to about different topics with top four being one of the focal points.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard, speaking to Sky Sports: "At this stage of the season results are critical and we didn't concede any chances of note to let them score.

"We were professional. I want more but that can wait. Where we are at as a team and where we are in the table it is all about the result.

"We need to move the ball quicker and be more mobile with our rotations. We have done it in parts this season but if we want to move on it needs to be better. But I don't want to be too critical after a win.

"We didn't give them anything to worry us. We had 10-15 minutes in the second half where we were slow and I didn't like it but after that we got it back. There was a bit more personality in our game but we can improve."

On Olivier Giroud: "He is always going to give you a desire to get in there for the team. he had a few half chances in the central area.

"That is what you have to do when he is in the team - use his attributes. He has scored important goals. He has never given me a problem, always trained well. His professionalism is always good.

On the top four: "It is tough one to call. This is the Premier League and it is not easy. Rather than give you a pointless answer we take our three points, worry about ourselves, watch the others teams and think about the FA C