Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is not over worried about his side’s crammed schedule, instead insisting that he was excited about the challenge.

The Blues are set to play six games over a period of 16 days, starting from a league match against Southampton on the 30th of March.

Two days later, his side will go at loggerheads with Manchester United at Stamford in the quarter-final of the FA Cup, before squaring off with Rubin Kazan three days later.

Although fatigue and fitness issues could come into play due to their busy run of fixtures, Lampard, who this month celebrated completing his 200th goal for Chelsea, was unfazed by their schedule.

The talismanic midfielder was confident that manager, Rafa Benitez, will be able to chalk out an effective rotation strategy so as to not to overburden any player. He also urged the Blues to step up their game in the closing stages of the season in order to guarantee a top-four finish.

He told reporters: “We’ll cope. “We’re professionals. I certainly feel better playing games regularly. As long as we rest, train and look after ourselves in between, we’ll cope.

“We have a big squad, the manager will rotate as he sees fit. We have to concentrate on everything because this is the business end of the season and we have to make sure we win something and get Champions League football for next year."

Chelsea currently sit third in Premier League’s pecking order and still nurture a chance of finishing ahead of Manchester City for the second place, trailing the Citizens by four points.


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