Lampard aims to emulate Man Utd 'monopoly'

April 17, 2006

Chelsea star Frank Lampard has set his sights on matching Manchester United's past dominance of the Premiership.

The Blues could today wrap up their second successive title if they gain one more point than United from their respective fixtures against Everton and Tottenham.

But Lampard insists there is no chance of Chelsea then resting on their laurels next season, with the aim being to eventually emulate or even better United's run of eight titles in 11 years.

'We're determined to make this success a long-term thing,' he said.

'We don't want to be a flash in the pan and, hopefully, by winning it a second time in a row we're confirming that we're not one-season wonders.

'But we won't stop there. We're hungry and we want to go on and do it again, again and again and emulate the monopoly that Manchester United had.'

Lampard would also love to finish this season off in style by winning the FA Cup for a famous Double success.

'The aim is the Double and we won't let up until we've won both trophies,' he added. 'We'll keep going right to the end.

'We have a big game against Everton and then our attentions will turn to the semi-final (against Liverpool at Old Trafford next Saturday).'