Chelsea boss Lampard: I don't need direct contact with Abramovich

Tribal Football

Article image: Chelsea boss Lampard: I don't need direct contact with Abramovich

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard isn't expecting a call from club owner Roman Abramovich if they win the FA Cup.

Lampard won the trophy four times as a player, scored the winner in the 2009 final and believes the cup still carries its old magic from when he grew up watching the Wembley showpiece.

Chelsea's Russian billionaire owner Abramovich missed the club's last FA Cup final as he was having visa problems two years ago.

And Lampard says he is not expecting a pat on the back from his boss before the game.

Blues boss Lampard said: "I don't need a phone call, or a message, or recognition like that because I feel the support from the owner.

"I have felt it from him from the moment I took the job.

"I felt it for many years as a player. I am happy if I can make him happy.

"Last Sunday was a step forward in where we are right now (by finishing in the top four) and I want to continue making those steps.

"I grew up watching FA Cup finals and winning goals and I remember them all very well.

"I can't recount them all now, but if you gave me five minutes I could sit down and pretty much list them all through the 90s."