1 Jan 2013

Chelsea have transformed EPL race: Lampard

4:04 pm on 1 January 2013

Frank Lampard says Chelsea's dramatic upturn in form has transformed the English Premier League title race.

Lampard struck twice in the 2-1 victory over Everton at Goodison Park to elevate the Blues back up to third place and ensure they face bottom club Queens Park Rangers at Stamford Bridge looking for a seventh win in eight games.

Four successive league wins have moved Rafael Benitez's side to within 11 points of leaders Manchester United with a game in hand.

And after having dropped off the pace during a disastrous dip in form in November and early December, Lampard believes the club can once again be considered serious contenders.