Asked about the speculation linking him with a return to Chelsea as manager, Lampard said: “Bookmakers are not always right for starters, so I wouldn’t get excited about that.
“Chelsea are certainly a club I respect, and have a manager I respect. My job is here and I’m working very hard. All my thoughts are on Ipswich Town away on Wednesday. I hope to see Chelsea put some form together and turn their results around.”
On Chelsea’s defeat at another one of his old clubs, City, Lampard added: “With my Chelsea hat on, you have a feeling for it and it’s not nice. It doesn’t happen to Chelsea much, so when it does, it’s a shock. But let’s not forget they were up against a great Manchester City team – and I also had some good times there as a player.”