The Straits Times
Published on Jan 15, 2013

Lampard wants end to Stamford Bridge blues


LONDON (AFP) - Frank Lampard believes Chelsea must translate their away form into home success if they are to challenge at the head of the Premier League table.

Lampard and his team-mates provided an impressive response to their League Cup semi-final first leg loss to Swansea at Stamford Bridge by beating Stoke 4-0 in the Premier League at the Britannia Stadium last weekend.

European champions Chelsea are back on home ground at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday when struggling Southampton visit in a game that could see Rafael Benitez's side close the gap on top two Manchester United and Manchester City.

The match marks Chelsea's game in hand on the Manchester duo, and should they win the west London club will move to within four points of City, with United a further seven points clear.