Lampard focusing solely on Blues

07 July 2020 17:49:24 GMTPlus10

Frank Lampard says Chelsea are focusing on their own performances in a bid to seal Champions League football.

The Blues did win two games on the bounce but were then on the wrong end of a 3-2 loss against London rivals West Ham last week as they look to seal a top-four Premier League finish.

However, Lampard's men bounced back to ease to a 3-0 win over Watford on Saturday and are now eyeing three points when they visit Selhurst park to take on Palace on Tuesday.

The Blues are just two points clear of fifth-placed Manchester United and four points ahead of Wolves.

Speaking to the press on Monday, Lampard confirmed that N'Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic and Fikayo Tomori will all be absent against Palace.

"Kante won't be in the squad. He has a low-level hamstring injury," he said. We're hoping it'll be a week or so. I would expect we'll be very lucky to have him for Sheffield United.

"Kovacic trained with us today, he's not ready for this game, hopefully the next. Tomori is still not ready. He had a small setback in training so hopefully next week."

On the rest of the season, Lampard added: "When we train and when we prepare and when we play, the main thing is we focus on how we absolutely put out the best performance."

Chelsea are 1.44 to beat 8.00 shots Crystal Palace. The draw is 4.33.

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