Superstitions are nothing new to football players and managers in football, and Frank Lampard is no different.
The Chelsea manager has managed to put together an exciting young team that oozes with quality and talent, and are currently flying high in the Premier League.
The former midfielder opened up on his routines and superstitions before matches, which are at times broken due to match schedules, and he admits they affect him.
The lunchtime kickoff on Saturday against Crystal Palace was one such match that saw him change his routine, as the team stayed in a hotel prior to the match, meaning he did not have time to walk his dog, which is one of his routines.
"It can be quite awkward," Lampard said while speaking to the club's official website.
"I walk the dog at a certain time on certain days and before training, I will take her down to the local coffee shop, get my takeaway coffee and walk her at a certain time for a certain route. Nothing that exciting!"
"I walk the dog a lot and I find it is good for clearing the head and for that, I like going to the gym as well. That is another one of my superstitions. I have to do exactly the same amount of time on the bike, 50 minutes, or the exact same route that I run,"
"If I don’t do the routines I feel, ridiculously, like it might have an effect on results. But sometimes I do miss the dog walk for some reason,"
Lampard saw his side win their sixth successive match in the Premier League against Palace, temporarily moving them to second before they moved back to third following Leicester's win against Arsenal.