Newcastle: Frank Lampard warned Chelsea to remain humble after they climbed to the highest of the Premier League for the primary time in additional than two years with a convincing 2-0 win at Newcastle on Saturday.
Lampard’s aspect moved above Leicester on purpose distinction because of Federico Fernandez’s first half personal purpose and Tammy Abraham’s strike after the interval.
Chelsea are unbeaten in 9 video games in all competitions and haven’t misplaced of their final six league matches.
With 5 clear sheets of their final six matches in all competitions, Chelsea’s third successive league victory was the proper option to begin a busy interval main as much as Christmas.
Maurizio Sarri was in cost the final time Chelsea have been in pole place within the Premier League in September 2018.
However Lampard’s squad are extra formidable than his predecessor’s fragile crew and a severe title problem appears more and more potential.
“It’s not an easy game. We played well in patches and the result is key in these games,” Lampard mentioned.
“The Premier League is hard, relentless, and we handled the problem of the sport very nicely.
“I won’t get excited about being top of the table for five minutes. It’s important to be humble and know it’s a long race,” he added.
Chelsea may give up high spot earlier than the tip of the day, with each Aston Villa and Tottenham in a position to go above them relying on their outcomes.
“We can’t have it all our own way, but we put the game away with a professional performance,” Lampard mentioned.
“First 20 minutes we have been nice, we had management and all of the possession. I at all times felt that the true hazard from us can be on the counter.
“You saw that with Timo Werner on the break and then setting up Tammy’s goal,” he additional added.
Lampard had complained about having to play within the Saturday early kick off when a number of of his gamers had solely returned from worldwide obligation on Thursday.