Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is not getting carried away by his side's good form and talk of a possible Premier League title.
The Blues have been one of the most in-form sides in the Premier League, with their 2-0 win on Saturday momentarily taking them to the top of the English Premier League table.
Lampard's summer recruits seem to have fitted in seamlessly, with the likes of Edouard Mendy, Thiago Silva, Hakim Ziyech, and Timo Werner all showing their class.
Speaking after the win at Newcastle, Lampard was quick to downplay the excitement, saying a lot of work will need to be done to remain in top form.
"After eight or nine games, it would be very easy to get excited about being in a lofty position but I’m not going to smile too much at the league table," said Lampard.
"It’s nice to have three points when you’re the first game of the weekend but I knew the league table would change by the end of it. We can only worry about ourselves and our recent form has meant we’re in a decent position but doing that consistently over a big period is the next step for us now,"
The Blues are two points off top spot, and Lampard reiterated their target this season, which was to close the gap between them and top teams including Manchester City.
"The first port of call this year was to close the gap on Manchester City and Liverpool, who have set different levels of consistency and amassing points through a season," he added.
"We are improving but we cannot get carried away with ourselves at this early stage. We have to try to reach those levels of consistency but I’m happy with where we’re at right now,"
Chelsea's attention now shifts to the Champions League with a game away to Rennes on Tuesday night.