Lamps: Blues in a ‘bad moment’

The Blues claimed the Premier League and FA Cup double last season
and appeared unstoppable earlier this campaign. However, since the
defeat of Fulham on November 10, Chelsea have won just one league
game and lost four, a run that has seen Carlo Ancelotti’s side drop
to fifth, nine points off leaders Manchester United who also have a
game in hand. Wilkins left Stamford Bridge in November but Lampard
insists his departure is not the reason behind Chelsea’s slide.
Lampard told The Sun: “We won the double last year, all of us
together including Ray. Ray is no longer here. “But the club makes
the decisions and, if Roman Abramovich wasn’t here, we wouldn’t
have won three Premier League titles. “Things are important off the
pitch but we’ve been putting out a side good enough to beat teams
we’ve lost against. “What we can’t do as individuals is use what
happened to Ray as an excuse. We have to perform regardless.” He
added: “At the moment there’s a bit of a feeling that we’re not
sure what’s going to happen when we go out there. “If we’re honest
we all think that. That’s just the way it is. You can’t help that.
It won’t change anyone’s determination to want to win but you can’t
help but feel it as we haven’t been winning. “The end of (Luiz
Felipe)Scolari’s reign was a bit like this. You lose the feeling of
being able to win every week. Once you’ve had that and lose it,
it’s hard to get it back. “We need to work in the same direction,
follow the manager and, if we do, I believe it will turn. If we
don’t, it won’t. “This is a bad moment, make no mistake about it.
We don’t have to hide it any more. It has been a long enough time.”