- Title: Lampard embraces the pressure as Chelsea chase fourth
- Date: 6th July 2020
- Summary: COBHAM, ENGLAND, UK (FEBRUARY 24, 2020) (REUTERS) CHELSEA MANAGER, FRANK LAMPARD, WALKS ON TO TRAINING PITCH
- Embargoed: 20th July 2020 15:20
- Keywords: Chelsea Frank Lampard Man Utd N'golo Kante Premier League
- Location: COBHAM, ENGLAND, UK / LONDON, ENGLAND, UK
- City: COBHAM, ENGLAND, UK / LONDON, ENGLAND, UK
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA001CLOA3I7
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- Story Text: Chelsea manager Frank Lampard will take nothing for granted when his team play out of form Crystal Palace on Tuesday (July 7) as the race for fourth in the Premier League hots up and sides try and hold their nerve.
The London club will be short of midfield options, with N'Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic both injured, Lampard confirmed on Monday (July 6).
Frenchman Kante picked up a hamstring strain in the second half of Chelsea's 3-0 win over Watford at Stamford Bridge on Saturday (July 4) while Croatian Kovacic did not feature last week in the 3-2 defeat at West Ham United after injuring his Achilles.
Chelsea are fourth in the standings with 57 points from 33 matches, two points ahead of Manchester United and a point behind Leicester City in the battle for a top-four finish and a place in next season's Champions League.
Lampard said United are the biggest threat from behind and that they are taking it game by game as they seek to finish in the top four.
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