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Lampard reveals weird strategies to avoid bad results

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Frank Lampard has revealed a rather weird set of beliefs he holds in order to avoid bad results

Chelsea are enjoying an excellent season so far in the Premier League. Frank Lampard’s appointment has done wonders for the Blues. And the former Chelsea midfielder credits the club’s form to strange superstitions.

Frank Lampard said that he likes to do certain things in a specific way. He walks his dog, picks up her sh*t, wears a certain type of boots in an attempt to keep Chelsea floating in the league.

“Only routines, and only routines about walking the dog, or what time I leave, or maybe what boots I wear in training, or little bits and bobs.

“I walk the dog at certain times and on certain days. I will walk her at a certain time, for a certain route.

“I take her out in the morning, I go out early before I leave, I take her down to the local coffee shop, get my takeaway coffee, walk around, pick up her s**t, put it in the bin, walk her home then go to training.

“I like going to the gym as well – that’s another one of my superstitions, I have to do exactly the same amount of time on the bike – 50 minutes. Or the exact route that I run. Things like that.

“If I don’t do them, then I can feel like, ridiculously, it might have an effect on results.”

“If it was something that was painful I would probably try and get rid of it, but it actually fits nicely,” said Lampard.

“I like going to the gym, I like walking the dog, I like eating pasta as a pre-match meal. So I stick with certain things.

“We are all different, and I don’t completely rely on it. I joke a little bit, but I think it shows how much you want to do well and win sometimes, whether it has an effect or not.

“And I think if that’s in your mindset, that’s not the worst thing. Albeit it might become a bit annoying sometimes if you stick to it.”