The Citizens are seven points behind the Stamford Bridge outfit…
Former Chelsea star Frank Lampard believes that his Manchester City team can still catch the Blues at the top of the Premier League, reports the Daily Mirror.
Following the Citizens’ draw with Hull City on the weekend they dropped seven points behind the Blues. They have been unable to win any of their last five matches, and the former England international has blamed this poor run of form on their irregular playing pattern.
Man City have also been hit by having Yaya Toure and new signing Wilfried Bony away at the African Cup of Nations and Manuel Pellegrini has made it clear that he will not rush the pair back in order to arrest their slide.
Lampard said, “It’s been a frustrating last month for us. We were on a really good run through December, playing every three or four days but January seems to have broken our rhythm. We’ve had fewer games, results have turned and if you don’t perform and you don’t win, the points situation change.”
He added, “There’s no point crying about it – all we can do is react and start winning games. All teams have patches and we’ll be judged at the end of the season. There’s 42 points to go for and with the quality we have here, it’s not beyond the realms that we can go and get a lot of wins – and things can change.”
The 36-year-old could be in action in their match against West Brom on Wednesday with City hoping that they win in tandem with Chelsea dropping points against Everton.