Lamps sounds title warning

10 November 2008 02:26
Frank Lampard has warned his Chelsea team-mates that a loss of focus could cost them the title in the early-season congested race for Premier League glory. The Blues bounced back from a Champions League defeat at the hands of AS Roma last week to resume the leadership of the league from Liverpool on goal difference following Sunday's 2-0 win at Blackburn Rovers. The rest of the big four are slightly further adrift with Arsenal six points and Manchester United eight further back following the Gunners' 2-1 victory over the champions on Saturday. "It's only important if you keep going. It's great at the moment. A slight gap has opened up between a couple of the big four, but Liverpool are neck-and-neck with us and it's just a great start," he told the club's official website. "If you lose your attitude or a couple of points it all turns around so we need to keep playing well. "We've had some emphatic wins with good performances throughout the team, it's very important we keep it going." Speaking about the victory at Ewood Park in horrendous conditions, he added: "We had to dry off at half-time and again at the end. They were about the worst conditions you can play in really and it was getting a bit farcical at one point. "Fortunately the rain stopped and we played very well, deserved the lead at half-time and it was a very professional performance. "Credit to the boys it was a very good team performance. Two goals, and we could have been winning by more against a good team and against terrible conditions."

Source: ESA