‘I took it on me personally to really get up for a game against West Ham because I played for them before, but now I don’t. I just see it as another game, particularly off the back of two defeats for us. It’s an important game just for us to approach in a way of we want to get back on track where we were before these two games.’
That task of getting back to winning ways after our long unbeaten run came to an end with consecutive Premier League losses to Everton and Wolverhampton Wanderers will be made more difficult by our opponents’ own form, with David Moyes’s side now just one point behind us in the table.
‘I think he’s doing a great job,’ said Lampard. ‘They have good players, but the way they’re playing and the consistency they’ve got, the levels they’ve got to this season, have been really impressive.
‘They’ve got an experienced, very good manager, who’s obviously got his message across to them and they’re playing really well. The organisation of their team, the style they play, is difficult to play against. They have threats on the counter-attack, they’re very good at set-pieces. So they’re just playing very well.’