Chelsea have 14 points and are two off second-placed Manchester City - after the champions' shock home defeat to Wolves - but trail Liverpool by 10 after eight fixtures this term.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg of Southampton is challenged by N'Golo Kante of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Chelsea FC at St Mary's Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom.
"That is not something bad, that is just self-critical. You want to play, be on the field and be in the team as much as you can and it hurt not to be there but I'm happy I got my opportunity at Southampton".
"I am pretty happy that we are in and around the group [league's top four]. If you wanted to show our wingers what we want from them, we would show them a video of his work ethic today, and his quality and burst of pace on the ball", he said as quoted by the club's website.
"If we can keep going then we will be challenging right up there I hope". Angus Gunn came rushing out but was caught in no man's land and the advancing Tammy Abraham did well to lob the ball over the keeper.
Pulisic and Batshuayi performed well when they came on and that's great news for Lampard and Chelsea, as he has so many options in attacking areas.
It was his ninth goal of the season and the former Aston Villa loanee, who is joint-top of the Premier League scoring charts with Sergio Aguero, continues to justify the faith of his manager despite competition in the form of Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi.
"We know we have to have a very good performance if we want to take something but at the moment we are far away from a good performance and this is something that is really disappointing for me". 'We all need to look at it.
There are expectations around Abraham by Chelsea fans and the English International has once again proved his calibre by scoring a sensational goal against Southampton to give an early lead to Chelsea.