"We are a few points short of where we should be, based on our performances and that is not bad luck, just me being self-critical, but I'm pretty happy". It is a long old season and Chelsea are in the League Cup, UEFA Champions League FA Cup and will be pushing for a top four finish in the PL. Lampard will need his entire squad and he needs to keep as many of them happy as he can.
"Liverpool are out on their own but we are in a nice position", Lampard said.
'This should give us determination to go away (for worldwide duty) and come back in the same vein because the minute you relax in this league, it can all change very quickly. "If you wanted to show our wingers what we want from them, we would show them a video of his work ethic today, and his quality and burst of pace on the ball", he said as quoted by the club's website.
"If we can keep going with that then, yes, we will be challenging right up there I hope".
Tammy Abraham celebrated his England recall with the opener in the 17th minute, poking over Angus Gunn and getting enough on the ball for it to cross the line before Southampton defender Maya Yoshida could clear.
"We know we have to have a very good performance if we want to take something but at the moment we are far away from a good performance and this is something that is really disappointing for me".
Mount, 20, bagged Chelsea's second goal to once again showcase the predatory instincts that have helped the midfielder make a smooth transition to the Premier League following last season's loan alongside Tomori at Derby. We all need to look at it.
Although Chelsea was later hit by Southampton, as Danny Ings bags a goal for the Saints bringing the game back on, with plenty of time left in the clock. "In the last four or five games, he has been our best player".