Thursday, August 13, 2020

I never depend on Man City’s ban for Chelsea Champions League hopes – Frank Lampard


The Blues have three games remaining this term to book their place in next season’s , with Monday’s decision from CAS to overturn City’s ban from Europe denting ’s chances of qualifying.

manager  has said he never pinned ’s hopes of securing a berth on ’s ban.

Fifth would have been enough for the Blues had City’s ban been upheld, but now they must finish inside the top four to clinch a spot.

Lampard’s side could end Monday clinging to a top-four spot by just one point, should Manchester United beat Southampton, but Lampard insists he was never banking on City’s ban remaining.

“I was pretty neutral on it really. I didn’t know much about the case, I just looked at the result at it this morning,” he said.

“I don’t see beyond the games in hand, we want to win them. I was never pinning my hopes on it, we just looked at ourselves.”

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