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Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has told his players to stay humble after their 2-0 win over Newcastle. The Blues moved to the top of the league table, however, after Tottenham’s 2-0 win over Manchester City, Lampard’s side are currently second with two points behind the Spurs.
Federico Fernandez scored an own goal in the 10th minute and that way he opened the score for Blues, while Tammy Abraham scored Chelsea’s second goal in the 65th minute.
“It’s pleasing, but I’m not gonna be excited about being top of the table for five minutes,” Lampard told BT Sport after the game.
“I think it’s time to stay humble and know that it’s a long, long race.”
“It’s always smoother on the bench for me and the staff when you do (wrap the game up),” Lampard added.
“We played well, it’s not an easy game for us coming here against a very organised team.
“It’s great to get the early goal, but the second one was so important, we obviously had chances to get it earlier and then even after that, we could probably score again, but we can’t have it all our own way.
“If there are days when you’re not quite at it in front of goal, then we put the game away very well I thought.
“I think we settled in well. In the first 20 minutes, we were great because we had control and penetration.
“We had people running in behind, we were getting down the sides and making crosses.
“I think sometimes the danger of that sort of control becomes comfort – which is dangerous – then we overturned it a couple of times to them. That was the message at half-time.
“They came out more positive in the second-half. I always thought the really dangerous moments we could produce would come on the counter-attack – Timo showed that in the first-half and he showed that for Tammy’s goal.”