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Frank Lampard admits Chelsea are ‘nervy’

Frank Lampard admitted Chelsea are struggling with nerves as they chase a place in the Champions League next season after Olivier Giroud scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over relegated Norwich City at Stamford Bridge yesterday morning (Singapore time).

The win opens up a four-point lead for third-placed Chelsea over Leicester City and Manchester United, who both have a game in hand tomorrow morning.

But Lampard knows there is still plenty of work to do with a trip to champions Liverpool and sixth-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers visiting Stamford Bridge on the last day of the season in Chelsea's final two league games of the season.

"I want more but that can wait. Where we are at as a team and our position in the table, three points is everything," said Lampard.

"If we want to really move on, then it can be better. It's not easy, there is a nervy feeling there for understandable reasons."

Lampard had been furious with his side's lack of fight in their 3-0 defeat at Sheffield United last week. - AFP

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