Frank Lampard has played down Callum Hudson-Odoi’s claim that the blues are serious League title contenders, though says his team are on the right path.
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last eight matches in all competitions, and are currently fifth in the table – three points off top spot – and are also the Premier League’s top scorers with 20 goals.
Having now started to match their attacking flair with defensive resilience and clean sheets, Hudson-Odoi suggested a title challenge was very much a possibility.
‘We’ve started really well and we want to maintain that,’ said Hudson-Odoi, who shone for England’s Under-21 team during the break
‘We want to keep building, keep getting goals, keep getting assists and keep working hard as a team and hopefully, you never know, we could win the title as well.’
Asked about Hudson-Odoi’s comments, Frank Lampard laughed and replied: ‘Yeah he’s a young man! He’s excited! I get it. I like confidence, I like the players feeling like that.
‘I’m delighted with Callum going away and playing and scoring goals and, for me, as a young, developing player your performances like that, when you have Callum’s talent, will always be a reflection of how you train and prepare yourself and all those things.
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‘So it’s brilliant news for us and for Callum. ‘As for us as a team, my job is to dampen what he’s said there and say that we know there’s a long way to go.
‘We’re eight games in, we’re in a decent position, recently we’re playing well.
‘But there’s so many things that we have to keep working on and improving before we can really start getting involved in that conversation. That’s up to us.’