Chelsea manager Frank Lampard wants his Blues to improve.


Giroud’s header handed Chelsea a vital win against basement club Norwich.
Giroud’s header handed Chelsea a vital win against basement club Norwich.

Frank Lampard insists that he "wants more" from his Chelsea side after they secured a narrow win against already relegated Norwich City.

The Blues thrashed Norwich 1-0 at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night, thanks to an Olivier Giroud first-half header.

French striker Giroud guided a header past Tim Krul at the stroke of half-time after USA international Christian Pulisic created space and then pulled out a very good cross on the right.

Giroud scored his first header in the league since 24 November 2018
Giroud scored his first header in the league since 24 November 2018

The win puts Chelsea firmly in third place in the Premier League table, four points above fourth-placed Leicester and fifth-placed Manchester United.

"At this stage of the season results are critical and we didn't concede any chances of note to let them score," Lampard told Sky Sports. 

"Where we are at as a team and where we are in the table, it is all about the result."


Lampard also said the West London club "can improve" by moving the ball quicker and being “more mobile with our rotations”.

"We need to move the ball quicker and be more mobile with our rotations," the Englishman added. "We have done it in parts this season but if we want to move on, it needs to be better. But I don't want to be too critical after a win.


Frank Lampard wants more for his Blues.
Frank Lampard wants more for his Blues.

"We didn't give them anything to worry us. We had 10-15 minutes in the second half where we were slow and I didn't like it but after that, we got it back.


“There was a bit more personality in our game but we can improve."


On Giroud, Lampard said: "He is always going to give you a desire to get in there for the team. he had a few half chances in the central area. That is what you have to do when he is in the team - use his attributes. He has scored important goals. He has never given me a problem, always trained well. His professionalism is always good."


On the top-four race: "It is tough one to call. This is the Premier League and it is not easy. Rather than give you a pointless answer we take our three points, worry about ourselves, watch the other teams and think about the FA Cup."



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