Chelsea have seen their lead over fifth place reduce in recent weeks as they fail to capture their fine form from the first few months of the Premier League season.
Frank Lampard is aware that results need to improve if they are to qualify for the Champions League for next season, and their next two fixtures could be crucial.
The ex-England man has also expressed his confusion over the decision to drop Kepa Arrizabalaga, noting that as Lampard’s biggest decision to date.
He told Sky Sports: “If you had asked me five weeks ago if Chelsea had a problem with their goalkeeper, I would have said no, I thought Kepa was good. He has had a bad time.
“I know he made a mistake, he is probably too keen and he has not played for a while.
“I am all right with Chelsea at the moment, they have two big games coming up – Man Utd and Tottenham at home, if they win both of them, for me they will finish in the top four.”
Former Chelsea defender Frank Leboeuf remains skeptical following recent performances, mentioning Wolves as another potential threat.
He told ESPN FC: “I have concerns, because you have to respect the other teams.
“They’re not going to give up, they’re going to try and catch [Chelsea].”
“I’m happy with what Frank does, the work he has done so far and how the team plays. I’m happy with [Antonio] Rudiger coming back and scoring two goals, because he’s going to help defensively too.
“But it’s possible that either Tottenham or Wolves, Man Utd can come back to the race and overtake Chelsea at the end of the season.
“I don’t think we should be expecting anything from Chelsea this season because they didn’t recruit this summer, or during the winter market.
“It’s hard for Frank Lampard, it’s hard for the club, but it’s nice to see them fighting and still a force after a hard summer.
“I’m confident they can still do it. It’s going to be hard, but I’m sure Chelsea can cope with the situation.”
Source: Daily Star