Frank Lampard believes that week’s game against Tottenhm Hotspur will be pivotal in the race to secure Champions League football for next season.
The game was originally scheduled for a few weeks ago, but had to be rearranged due to Chelsea’s participation in the FA Cup semi-finals.
The Blues currently sit in third place on 65 points with four games remaining, with Arsenal and Spurs in fourth and fifth respectively.
Three games in six games may impact on Rafael Benitez’s side; the first of which being the second leg of the Europa League semi-final against FC Basel at Stamford Bridge on Thursday evening.
Lampard, who went one goal way from equalling Bobby Tambling’s all time goal scoring record for the club at the weekend, told The Sun that while Sunday’s game at Manchester United may be pivotal, he thinks that it is “really down to the Tottenham game”.
Meanwhile, Chelsea are making preparations to celebrate Lampard breaking that record, should he do so in the final games of the season according to the Telegraph.
However, nothing has been revealed as the club are keen not to curse the 34 year old, as he seeks his 202nd and 203rd goals for the Blues.