Frank Lampard has stressed that Manchester City can bounce back from their recent poor form and find the momentum to overtake rivals Chelsea in the race for the title, the Daily
Chelsea currently lead the Premier League by seven points due to Man City’s failure to win any of their last four games, including the meeting between the two sides at Stamford Bridge on January 31. Prior to that, they had taken 31 points from a possible 33 at a time when the London club led by eight points, proving that the club are capable of bridging such a gap.
The defending champions travel to Stoke City on Wednesday evening while Chelsea host Everton, and ahead of the latest round of fixtures Lampard – on loan from new MLS franchise New York City FC – believes City are still able to catch his former club. ‘It’s been a frustrating last month for us,’ he said. ‘We were on a really good run through December, playing every three or four days but January seems to have broken our rhythm.
‘We’ve had fewer games, results have turned and if you don’t perform and you don’t win, the points situation change. There’s no point crying about it – all we can do is react and start winning games.’
The 36-year-old Lampard has impressed for Man City this term, with his initial loan having been extended to the end of the season in January. Overall, he has made 23 appearances and scored seven goals.
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