Top-six finish is a great season for Chelsea – Heskey
Top-six more realistic for a young Chelsea team says Emile Heskey
A fan of the youthful Chelsea set up under Frank Lampard, Heskey sees a top-six finish for the west London club as being realistic to a top-four finish.
Heskey a former Liverpool, Aston Villa and Leicester City forward went on to say that the crop of players at Chelsea presently are people proud of the badge.
The 62-capped England international told Bwinsports “Chelsea now have a team of players that are proud to wear the shirt and want to win things with the club.
“You can see how much each win means to these players and young players are always going to inject that into the club, especially if they’ve been there for most of their youth.”
Full of praise for the players, Heskey also reserved more praise for Frank Lampard, the man in charge of the dugout and his assistant Jody Morris.
“Lampard has made a great start and I think it’s only going to get better,” Heskey remarked on a former international teammate. “Lampard was exactly the manager Chelsea needed.
“He’s doing a great job. He had a good season at Derby, but I think the real difference is the passion and knowledge both him and Jody Morris have at the club.
“They’ve been there for years, but most importantly, they were at the club before the big money came in and after it came in.
“Lampard knows the importance of bringing through youth players but has enough experience there to mould the team around them.
“I think Chelsea will be challenging for the top four this season, but realistically a top-six finish would be a great job for such a young team, with no signings.”
After a 4-0 thumping to Manchester United in the opening week of the league season, Chelsea have gone on to lose 1 more, drew 2, and one 5 games.
After round 9 of League games, the 5-time league winners sit fourth on the log and next up is an away tie at the Turf Moore Stadium against Burnley on Saturday.
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