Lampard warns Chelsea against ‘getting excited’ by top 4 finish

Lampard gestures on the sidelines during the match against Wolves at Stamford Bridge. (AP pic)

LONDON: Chelsea cannot get carried away with a top four finish in the Premier League if they are to bridge the gap with Manchester City and Liverpool next season, manager Frank Lampard has said.

Chelsea sealed a Champions League place after securing a 2-0 home win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday in their final Premier League game of the season.

“I suppose at Chelsea we have to be careful getting excited by top four finishes, but coming into the job, I don’t think a lot of people put us in that bracket,” Lampard told Sky Sports.

“We know where we are at, it is a progress and can we get better and now we’ve secured top four can we look to improve to close that gap?

“The gap is there for a reason and there because Manchester City and Liverpool have taken it to different levels.”

Chelsea play Arsenal in the FA Cup final on Aug 1 before taking on Bayern Munich in the second leg of their Champions League last 16 tie on Aug 8.