Monday, April 20, 2009

Don't mention the treble to Lampard

Frank Lampard has revealed he 'hates' talk of the treble after propelling Chelsea into the FA Cup final on Saturday.

Lampard was the driving force for Guus Hiddink's blue machine as Chelsea recovered from a goal down to secure a 2-1 win over Arsenal and a place in the final against Everton.

The England midfielder was man-of-the-match at Wembley, but he was quick to play down talk of a trophy treble after the game.

"I hate talk of the treble," said Lampard.

"When you talk about it the pressure gets even more so we must keep our heads down and take each game and competition as it comes and if we do that then we will have a chance.

"It will be very difficult to win three but if we can win something then that would be great.

"We are now in a position where we can potentially be very successful this year."

The Blues are still in the hunt for the Premier League title albeit four points behind leaders Manchester United, in the semi-finals of the Champions League and the final of the FA Cup, as another tiring season draws to a close.

But Lampard appears to be saving his best form until last. The former West Ham man was in top shape in midweek as Chelsea saw off the challenge of Liverpool in the Champions League.

Lampard scored twice, but it was leadership and all-action display from the centre of the park which caught the eye.

And he followed up that display with another impressive 90 minutes as he led the charge to an Arsenal side, who got their noses in front at Wembley.

"We must keep doing the good things we are doing at the moment - playing together and playing with spirit," added Lampard.

Lampard might not like talk of the treble, but with his gutsy displays Hiddink's men look a good football bet to end the season with some silverware and all three are not beyond reach.

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