Frank Lampard believes Chelsea ought to be aiming to battle for league titles yearly, however successful the FA Cup on Saturday might be a constructing block in the direction of a title problem subsequent season.
In his first season in cost at Stamford Bridge, Lampard has guided Chelsea again into the Champions League subsequent season regardless of the lack of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid and a switch ban to take care of.
Chelsea are already making up for misplaced time within the switch market with Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech signed for subsequent season.
But Lampard insists victory over Arsenal at Wembley will solely result in larger issues whether it is accompanied by the identical dedication to enhance as his squad have proven this season.
“It’s a nice boost but it will only mean anything going forward if we take it in our pocket, move forward and improve as a club and on the training pitch,” Lampard mentioned on Friday.
“A prime membership will compete for cups and league titles yearly. We did it for a very long time.
“In the last few years we haven’t been able to fight for that league title so it doesn’t mean all of sudden we are back and in that picture, but it will be a nice, small step when you consider where we want to get to next year.”
Lampard is ready to welcome N’Golo Kante again from a hamstring damage that stored the French midfielder out for the final six video games.
Willian can be match once more for what might be his ultimate sport for the membership.
The Brazilian’s contract expires on the finish of the season, however Lampard has no doubts over utilizing him at Wembley regardless of rumours he might be on his technique to Arsenal subsequent season.
Willian performed a key position in getting Chelsea into the Premier League’s prime 4 with 4 objectives for the reason that season restarted in June.
“I’ve known Willian for many years now as a player and now as his coach,” added Lampard of his former teammate.
“If anybody needs to see the mentality of him, it has been proven since restart.
“He’s been incredible for us, he is been incredible this season. He’s proven the precise angle.
“So I would expect nothing less than he’s shown already, and that’s Willian for you.”