Frank Lampard says that his former team are capable of recovering

Former Chelsea icon Frank Lampard says that his former team are capable of recovering from the poor start to the season.

The blues have managed only four points from the opening four games and they are already eight points behind leaders Manchester City. Chelsea do not have a great record in terms of Premier League performance over the last five years. They have won the league title only once during this period and it came last season. Despite winning numerous titles – including the Champions League – during the same period, they have struggled to have the consistency required to win the league.

It appears that those problems are starting to resurface once again with Chelsea having managed only one victory so far this season.Lampard was part of many titles successes with the blues. Even after making the move to MLS outfit New York City FC, he remains abreast with the developments at Stamford Bridge. Lampard says that it is quite normal for a team to go from a dominant campaign into one that starts with struggles. Jose Mourinho will have to quickly turn around the situation or the risks facing the sack like many of the manager before him. Owner Roman Abramovich has not been the one for patience in his decade-long spell at the club.

"These things can happen. They were a dominant side last year and won the league quite rightly.Sometimes things don't always go as well for you but Chelsea are certainly capable of coming back from that.I always fancied Chelsea and City to be the strong teams this year. I have such an affiliation with Chelsea that I've always got my eye on them and I've got no doubt that they are going to come back and still have a strong season," said Lampard.