Sunday's home game against fourth-placed Newcastle could be Lampard's last at Stamford Bridge, where he was adored by Chelsea fans as the heart and soul of the club's midfield during a trophy-laden 13 years as a player - before a less successful first spell as manager from 2019-2021.
"Huge credit for that consistency. They're coming very close to becoming the greatest team, especially if they win the Champions League... In their form, you wouldn't want to bet against them on anything.
The Spanish giants could have made the second leg a formality had they been a bit more clinical and Chelsea's interim manager Lampard says they may live to regret that.
Lampard, who was coach of Everton until January, will return to familiar surroundings at Stamford Bridge, where he was adored by Chelsea fans as the heart and soul of the club's midfield during a trophy-laden 13 years as a player - before a much less successful spell as manager from 2019-2021.
Everton slipped into the relegation zone after a 4-1 home defeat by Brighton & Hove Albion on Tuesday and were booed off the pitch but after a sixth defeat in seven matches, Lampard insisted he was not worried about his job.
Everton manager Frank Lampard believes Saturday's goalless draw with Liverpool in their Merseyside derby was a clear sign that his team, who fought against the drop last season, are making real progress.
Everton will start the new campaign without striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
The drama was present at Goodison Park as the Blues fought back from two goals behind at half-time against Crystal Palace to win the game 3-2.
News of the potential appointment of Pereira, who has coached Porto, Olympiakos Piraeus, 1860 Munich and Shanghai SIPG, did not go down well with some fans.
The Blues sacked club legend Frank Lampard, who is Chelsea's all-time top goalscorer, on Monday after a run of five defeats in eight Premier League games.
Lampard defended his players amid a growing debate about teams celebrating goals with hugs and high-fives while the country is battling the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lampard says their preparations for Sunday’s Premier League clash against Manchester City will go ahead as planned despite fresh COVID-19 cases at both clubs.
Lampard said he is pleased with the progress made by his team but has called for further improvement in their quest to become genuine title contenders.
Ziyech will miss Saturday’s Premier League encounter at Arsenal due to a muscle problem.
Chelsea’s youngsters should look up to Olivier Giroud as a shining example of professionalism, manager Frank Lampard said.
Lampard said his team were finally finding the right balance between attack and defence after shutting out Burnley in Saturday’s 3-0 English Premier League.
Lampard said he was frustrated and confused that his team were denied a penalty in Saturday’s 0-0 Premier League draw at Manchester United.
Manchester United’s wildly unpredictable start to the season will have no bearing on Chelsea’s Premier League trip to Old Trafford, according to Lampard.
Chelsea’s defence has come under intense scrutiny this season but manager Frank Lampard was smiling after a goalless stalemate against Sevilla.
Liverpool’s German manager Jurgen Klopp suffered last season to get the six points from the two clashes against Frank Lampard.