Glen Johnson fancies Chelsea to make the top four under Frank Lampard

Former Chelsea and Liverpool ace Glen Johnson believes the Blues could make the top four under Frank Lampard this term. The west London giants were unable to spend during the summer transfer window due to a transfer ban but they have still made a positive start to the season with club graduates Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount making the breakthrough under Lampard.

Speaking on BETDAQ, Johnson said that the Blues would have initially targeted the top six of the Premier League but judging by the recent run of form, they stand a good chance of making the top four with the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United looking out of sorts during the opening phase of the campaign.

“If Chelsea can keep going as they are, they could easily break into the top four,” the recently retired right-back said. “I’ve always said if Frank Lampard could get them into the top six he’s done a fantastic job and with the way United and Spurs are going, he could do even better than that. Everything he’s doing this season is building bridges for the next couple of years, especially as they haven’t been able to add to their squad.”

Abraham and Mount have been hugely influential to the attacking performances during the opening eight league games and they have scored 12 out of the Blues’ 18 goals. On the other hand, Tomori has been a revelation for the club at the heart of the defence and Lampard has recently stated that the youngster has firmly cemented himself as one of the starters.

Chelsea are currently fifth in the league table and they are separated from fourth-placed Leicester City on just goal difference. They are scheduled to entertain Newcastle United at home after the international break and a victory could propel them into the top four, provided the other results go their way.