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Abramovich not made contact with Frank Lampard ahead of FA Cup final vs Arsenal

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Abramovich has not been in touch with Lampard (Picture: Chelsea FC Via Getty)

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has not been in touch with Frank Lampard ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup final with Arsenal, the Blues manager has revealed.

Lampard delivered Chelsea a top-four finish in his first season in charge after beating Wolves on Sunday but admitted Abramovich had not made contact since.

However, the Chelsea legend insists he does not calls from the Russian owner in order to do his job and he maintains a close relationship with director Marina Granovskaia.

‘We have not been in touch,’ Lampard said in his pre-match press conference. ‘There is nothing in that. My job is to work as well as I can do.

‘After the Wolves result and coming in the top four, which was something we aimed for and achieved, I do not need a phone call or a message or recognition like that.

‘My job when we came fourth was to think about how we come higher than fourth next year and close the gap. And it will be similar whatever the result against Arsenal, whether we win or lose.

Lampard hopes to win his first piece of silverware as Chelsea manager (Picture: Chelsea FC via Getty)

‘I feel the support from the owner. I have felt it from the moment I have taken the job and felt it for many years as a player. I am happy if I can try and make him happy.

‘I think last Sunday was a step forward and I want to continue making those steps.

‘I have a very close relationship with Marina and with [technical advisor] Petr [Cech]. That relationship has been really good and that feels like a real strength for me, that I can speak to them regularly and we are joined up about how the club is moving forward.

‘At the end of the day, all of that will come through the owner. It is his club, his prerogative and we work towards the aims and standards of this club. I am a big boy, I am in this job, I know that there are demands.

‘I will always be obviously very welcome to take any call or have any meeting. Because this is my life and I am obsessed by how we can get to where we want to be.

‘I do not need those calls, but will be there if they are there to be had.’

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