Frank Lampard is happy his team has avoided more complacency after their 2-0 win against Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Saturday.
The Blues continued from where they stopped before the November international break with another clean sheet.
Lampard in his post-match conference said his side played well in a very tough game.
He said, “It’s always smoother on the bench for me and the staff when you do wrap it up early, but it can happen.
“We played well, it’s not an easy game for us coming here against a very organised team.
“It was great to get the early goal, that changes the aspect of it, but the second one was then so important and we obviously had chances to get that earlier.
“Even after that we could maybe score again, but we can’t have it all our own way.
” There are days where you aren’t quite at it in front of goal, then we put the game away very well I thought in our professional performance.
“It’s important for us as a group if we want to get where we want to be that you have to work on those moments when you do go ahead that you don’t get complacent.
“Penetration was the big thing for me. We were having control but people were still happy to run in.
“It’s very easy to think “I’ll come short to the ball” or “I’ll play the safe pass”.
“We had to keep making those more dangerous passes and the runs and the effort to get in there, and I think to a degree we did.
“It’s not an easy game, I can understand the players can sometimes become comfortable.
“It’s little lessons where we can get better.”