‘We’re Chelsea & we battle for every thing!’ – Azpilicueta sounds rousing rallying cry to Lampard’s troops
The Blues captain is raring to level out that an expensively-assembled squad stays a piece in progress, however lofty targets are nonetheless being set
Cesar Azpilicueta has sounded a rousing rallying cry at Stamford Bridge, with the Spanish defender saying: “We’re Chelsea and we need to be as excessive as doable combating for every thing”.
Expectations in west London have needed to be reined in barely over latest weeks as Frank Lampard’s aspect scratch round for kind.
A return to profitable methods was made final day trip in a derby date with neighbours Fulham, however there may be nonetheless an eight-point hole to be bridged to Premier League leaders Manchester United.
Chelsea had been tipped by many to return into competition for the top-flight crown this season, with Roman Abramovich having invested closely as soon as extra in various recent faces.
Worth is but to be present in all of these big-money offers, however Azpilicueta is raring to level out that the Blues stay within the hunt for silverware throughout a number of fronts.
The long-serving captain at Stamford Bridge has instructed Sky Sports activities: “We’re Chelsea, we’re very demanding of ourselves and we need to be at all times as excessive as doable combating for every thing.
“So when the outcomes usually are not there we need to enhance.
“Hopefully this win towards Fulham may give us extra confidence and develop into that recreation as a result of towards Leicester it is a recreation the place we’ve to be at our greatest, we’ve to point out confidence, we’ve to imagine in ourselves and hopefully we will do a superb recreation and get the win.”
Chelsea are set to absorb a visit to the King Energy Stadium on Tuesday, with Leicester presently sat 4 locations and 6 factors above them within the desk.
Victory over the Foxes would assist Lampard’s aspect to ascertain much-needed momentum, with progress having stalled after beforehand recording a 17-match unbeaten run.
“We all know at first of December we had been high of the league, all people might assume we had been there to win the title, and in a month we did not have good outcomes, we had been in mid-table and all people was saying we had been out of every thing, so we all know the way it works,” Azpilicueta mentioned of the Blues’ seek for consistency.
“However particularly this season – the place we see outcomes no person expects, and all people could be very shut on the high of the desk – we all know that if we get the consistency again that we had in November and the start of December, after we had been taking part in nicely and getting outcomes at house and away, that is the way in which we need to keep on.
“We all know that to be on the high of the Premier League is hard and you need to give every thing in each single recreation – as we noticed towards Fulham, towards 10 males for 45 minutes, it is by no means straightforward to win a recreation. They drew towards Liverpool, they drew towards Tottenham.
“Each recreation could be very troublesome and our focus has to stay on the following recreation, and, as a bunch, to maintain bettering, take a look at what we will do higher, as a result of that development will enable us to get as excessive as doable.”
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