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Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has urged his players not to “get caught in the chat” after they reached the top of the Premier League table.
The Blues managed a 3-1 win over Leeds United at Stamford Bridge on Saturday thanks to goals from Olivier Giroud, Kurt Zouma and Christian Pulisic to move, at least temporarily, to the top of the Premier League.
Along with second-placed Tottenham who take on Arsenal on Sunday, Chelsea are on the longest joint unbeaten streak in the division after their victory at Stamford Bridge made nine games unbeaten.
They are the league’s top scorers with 25 goals and have also kept five clean sheets, than any other top-flight team.
Lampard, however, doesn’t want his team to get carried away despite impressive numbers that seem to suggest they could be title contenders.
“We are at the beginning of December and there is a long way to go. But we are progressing, ”he told Sky Sports.
“If this season we get to the heights we want, I don’t know. But we are going in the right direction.
“When you bring in new players, you have young players, you are trying to integrate them. I am very satisfied. It’s boot camp work and personal behind the scenes.
“At our level at Chelsea, people will always question us. Our job is not to get caught up in the chat.
“We have to keep our feet on the ground. There is a long way to go. At the moment we are in a patch. “
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Chelsea’s variety of goal options is reflected in the fact that 13 of its players have found the net this season, four more than any other club.
Among them is Zouma, whose powerful header midway through the second half put Chelsea ahead on Saturday after Giroud canceled Patrick Bamford’s opener.
French defender Zouma has four goals in 10 Premier League games this season, as many as he managed in his first 141 games in the competition, while Pulisic became the last Chelsea player to find the net when he slipped to deflect the goal. Timo Werner center home late at.
Lampard recognized the importance he has placed on improving his attacking threat in different areas, and especially from dead ball situations.
He added: “We have worked on his set piece finishing, but there is something going on in the group at the moment. They are really shrinking and Kurt is full of confidence.
“He thinks he will score. The set pieces are huge, if you want to do something in the Premier League you have to be good at set pieces. “