Four important things we learned from Lampard’s press conference

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard spoke at a press conference ahead of his side’s game against Wolves at Stamford Bridge – where a point would be enough to secure a top-four finish for the Blues.

Here are four things we learned…



Kante could return against Wolves

“There’s a possibility he will feature. He trained this morning for the first time at what I would call a match pace, so there’s every chance N’Golo could be involved.

“I’m talking with him and talking with the medical team to see whether he’s ready to start.”

Lampard regrets swearing at Jurgen Klopp

“In terms of the language I used, I do regret that but because these things get replayed a lot on social media and I’m aware of that. I’ve got two young daughters who are on social media. So I regret that.

“In terms of regretting having passion to defend my team, no. I could have maybe handled it slightly differently

“The reports were that I was upset with the celebrating of the Liverpool team. Far from it – I think Liverpool should celebrate as much as they want.

“I would have had a beer with Jurgen Klopp after the game and toasted the performances they’ve had this year.

“But there were things on the touchline from their bench which I didn’t like. Not Jurgen Klopp, but people behind the bench, which I felt crossed the line and that’s what got me agitated.

“But it’s done. Emotions run high amongst most managers, players and fans in this game. I regret the language and move on.”

He plans defensive changes before next season

“We could have been better this season. It’s always crucial to try and keep clean sheets and of course at the weekend (against Wolves) that would mean that we’d get the result we want to finish within the top four.



“We try to be as defensively good as we can be, of course. There are lots of mitigating circumstances, (but) we’ve conceded too many goals. I’m very aware of that.

“I feel like I know a lot of the reasons why and we need to keep working to make sure we get that down when we look at the important games ahead of us and look ahead to next season and onwards.”

Chelsea won’t sit back against Wolves

“We’ll approach the game to win the game. I don’t think there is any other way to approach a game of football.

“We’ll prepare right, respect our opponent – they’re obviously a very good opponent, we’ve seen that all season – and we’re aware of the situation but will try and win.”




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