Lampard: Chelsea Have Laid Down Their Gauntlet

By on October 4, 2011

Frank Lampard believes Chelsea’s emphatic 5-1 victory over Bolton on Sunday was a clear indicator of his sides’ ambitions this season.

The Blues thrashed the Trotters at the Reebok with Lampard himself scoring a hat trick and the midfielder is confident the Blues are finally clicking:

“We are trying to show what we are about in training and when a new manager comes in, sometimes it can take time for his effect on the training ground to carry over onto the pitch,” Lampard said.

“There were a lot of times when we had some okay performances early in the season – Manchester United, Valencia, for example – and we have played a lot of games where we have created a lot of chances and not finished them off, which takes the gloss off a result sometimes.

The England international believes their hard work in training is finally starting to pay off.

“I think there have been a lot of signs of our developing understanding in recent games but Bolton was the day where we put it together as the finished article.

“Everything happened for us from the start. You saw the brand of football that we played – the passing and movement and quality throughout the team – and that is what we are working towards.

“We moved the ball and passed the ball and passed the team to death. On top of that, we have created a lot of chances and taken them. We need to keep doing that.”

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