Frank Lampard knows that he’s under pressure and he thrives on it.
The Blues had a few disappointing losses this season under manager Frank Lampard even after an array of high-profile signings in the summer transfer window.
‘It’s not the first test like this,’ Lampard points out while speaking to Chelsea’s official website.
‘Last year there were many tests through the season from start to finish. There was when I first started, there was around Christmas last year when we went from seven wins back-to-back to a difficult time, and that’s the nature of the job when you’re coming into a team that’s young and changing.
‘You’re not going to go from zero to 100 so you have to be ready for those times. I think one of my strengths hopefully is never being too excited when we’re going well, I was trying to dampen flames after Leeds for instance when everyone was talking us up, and then my job is to not be too down when we have results go against us.
‘The first person that puts pressure on me is me,’ Lampard emphasises.
‘I do that all the time for good or for bad so that doesn’t change much, but I’m not stupid, I know we need to get results.’
Chelsea will face Manchester City tonight at Stamford Bridge live from 4.30 PM.