Arsenal’s latest success within the Premier League may present the blueprint for Chelsea’s bid to rebuild after a disappointing marketing campaign, interim supervisor Frank Lampard stated forward of the edges’ assembly on Tuesday.
Chelsea’s 2-0 defeat by Brentford final week left them twelfth within the standings, stumbling in the direction of presumably their worst marketing campaign for the reason that 1993-94 season – after they completed 14th beneath Glenn Hoddle – regardless of their new U.S. house owners’ enormous outlay.
On Tuesday, Chelsea face an Arsenal facet that completed exterior the highest 4 for six straight seasons between 2016-2022, however at the moment discover themselves locked in an intense title race after vital enchancment beneath supervisor Mikel Arteta.
“There is a long process in terms of getting to where you want to get to. I remember going up against Mikel in that early stage,” Lampard advised reporters forward of the journey to the Emirates Stadium.
“Typically they performed 5 on the again, generally 4; now they’ve a transparent id. There was loads of work by means of the workforce, Mikel, alignment and good recruitment. Do we’ve the likelihood to do this? Sure. Will it take time and good choices? Completely, sure. However you will get there.
“The manager was being questioned, the players and owners were and that process can take two or three years. They are a great example of that done well.”
Lampard conceded that Chelsea’s gamers are “low on confidence” attributable to their poor run of kind, however challenged his facet to counteract their lack of self perception with exhausting work.
“You can only work to get a level of performance to bring confidence back,” Lampard stated.
“I have been right here in moments the place confidence has been low as a result of no person likes dropping video games. I had moments as a participant the place we dropped our requirements as a collective and we needed to carry it.
“Looking through history, we managed to get it back through hard work. We can only consider the future and work really hard to get the squad where we want it.”
Lampard added that defender Kalidou Koulibaly could possibly be “out for a while” after injuring his hamstring in opposition to Actual Madrid within the Champions League.
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