Lambert: We are on a revenge mission

Rickie Lambert

Rickie Lambert

6:50am Wednesday 16th January 2013 in Sport

Saints will try and use the hurt of their home humbling at the hands of Chelsea to fire them to a surprise victory at Stamford Bridge tonight.

Star striker Rickie Lambert says that losing 5-1 to the Blues at St Mary’s in the FA Cup was an unusual and unpleasant experience for his side.

But, just 11 days and a 1-0 win over Aston Villa since that defeat, he remains upbeat that Saints can get something from an away game against Chelsea tonight – citing bottom of the table QPR’s recent victory there as proof.

“We knew how important the Villa win was, but we’ll be going there to try and get something,” he said.

“It was a disappointing result against them at home, 5-1. We never get beat at home like that, so it hurt. We’ll be trying to get something.

“They’re not unbeatable, we’ve seen it the other week against QPR, so we’re going to be confident that we can go there, be solid, and hopefully we can pick up something.”

Saints do at least go to Stamford Bridge in buoyant mood after securing that vital 1-0 win at relegation rivals Aston Villa. They have taken six points off of Villa this season and that could prove crucial in the final analysis.

“It might do, we’re hoping so, but Villa are going to be okay,” reckoned Lambert. “I don’t think they’re one of the teams who are going to be down the bottom come the end of the season, I think they’ve got too much quality.

“It’s a massively important win, and that will go a long way come the end of the season, but we still know there’s a long way to go.

“We’ve got to go away to Chelsea on Wednesday, which is one of the hardest games we’ve got, but we’re confident at the minute, we’re solid at the minute, and hopefully we can get something out of it.”

Lambert’s penalty was the difference against Villa.

The goal also took the striker to nine so far in the Premier League this season which makes him the second highest English top flight goalscorer, only behind 10-goal Jermaine Defoe.

Tonight’s match is a chance to notch double figures in what is a game in hand for Saints with the original fixture in December having been postponed due to Chelsea’s involvement in the Club World Cup.

“Obviously, we weren’t concentrating on any of the games we’ve got coming up, but we knew the situation at Villa and we’re just happy we got the three points,” said a focussed Lambert.

“That’s what we went for and we would have been disappointed with anything less.”

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7:30am Wed 16 Jan 13 RedArmy1 says…

RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRMY COME ON RICKIE !! COME ON RICKIE !!

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7:35am Wed 16 Jan 13 redandy10 says…

Chelsea and Man City THIS is how you create an atmosphere with flares. http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=UwzTyf3xa tg&list=FLzInvzvOrX2 kml94oFKDhKQ&index=2 http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=gGV0qVHw3 r4&list=FLzInvzvOrX2 kml94oFKDhKQ&index=3

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7:51am Wed 16 Jan 13 Southampton boy says…

I hope we can get a result from this match but the feeling I have is we will see the back lash of the 2 loses to the hands of QPR and Swansea, it's great to hear of a new face coming on at last just hope he is as good as they say and he can hit the ground running everyone is saying we need 30 points to stay up I would like to see us with 40 points so COYR's

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8:01am Wed 16 Jan 13 City Saint says…

We have a good chance for a point if we defend well and focus on counter attacking. If qpr can get a point there, maybe we can van sneak three. At home, Chelsea are a house divided.

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8:05am Wed 16 Jan 13 since 1885 says…

Mozza pick me up at 9, I have to wait for Trish to get back. Cheers mush!

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8:13am Wed 16 Jan 13 batesieboy says…

City Saint wrote…

We have a good chance for a point if we defend well and focus on counter attacking. If qpr can get a point there, maybe we can van sneak three. At home, Chelsea are a house divided.

Erm, QPR took all three points. Would love it if we could do the same, but would be delighted with one.

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8:23am Wed 16 Jan 13 Matt Allen says…

Going tonight and really hopeful of a result, their home form is poor and if we can frustrate threm for 25 mins the crowd will get in their backs and we could capitalise.

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8:49am Wed 16 Jan 13 Puddletown Saint says…

I am always optamistic about Saints but have this one down as NIL points. I would 'rest' our stars and those injured and play a very high energy 433 Boruc Clyne Yos Jos Fox JWP Cork Chaplow Punch Jay Guly Davis Reeves Dan Spider SDR Lee SRL COYR

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8:54am Wed 16 Jan 13 SFCOLDBOY says…

It,s good to see that Rickie has joined the SHHHHHHHHHHHH campaign. Tough game Good luck tonight boys. Bring home the bacon. COYS.

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8:55am Wed 16 Jan 13 J7junctionseven says…

A draw would be great but can't see us taking all 3 points. I just hope we don't play a Chelsea team that are well up for it and give us a hiding like they did in the cup game. Our goals against has been slowly reduced over the last 11 games in the league which is a lot healthier than during the first 10 games so we will need to defend for our lives!! COYR..2-2 please and no more injuries!!...fingers crossed Torres, Ba and company don't like the cold and freeze in front of goal

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8:58am Wed 16 Jan 13 Strasbourg Saint says…

Good luck to everyone going tonight. How's the weather? We had a few inches of snow overnight! No idea what the temperature is, though. Hopefully, there will be plenty of Saints' goals to warm the travelling fans up.

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8:59am Wed 16 Jan 13 three halves says…

This has defeat written all over it and could be a demolition job if Chelsea get their act together.

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9:06am Wed 16 Jan 13 Clever Dick says…

We need 4 wins and 5 draws to stay up. That is very achievable but if we get anything out of this one it will be a big bonus. Will be happy with a good performance and no further injuries.

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9:12am Wed 16 Jan 13 SFCOLDBOY says…

three halves wrote…

This has defeat written all over it and could be a demolition job if Chelsea get their act together.

You can't beat a bit of POSITIVITY, first thing in the morning! Just imagine how miserable you'll be if Saints win. COYR

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9:15am Wed 16 Jan 13 Clever Dick says…

SFCOLDBOY wrote…

three halves wrote…

This has defeat written all over it and could be a demolition job if Chelsea get their act together.
You can't beat a bit of POSITIVITY, first thing in the morning! Just imagine how miserable you'll be if Saints win. COYR

Well I have to admit I'm not over positive either. However I will be ecstatic if we get anythig out of this one. It's footie though and as we all know anything can happen. COYR

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9:58am Wed 16 Jan 13 Folkestone Saint says…

Anything better than a 2-0 loss is a bonus tonight, but thats me being a realist

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10:06am Wed 16 Jan 13 Strasbourg Saint says…

Folkestone Saint wrote…

Anything better than a 2-0 loss is a bonus tonight, but thats me being a realist

Nothing wrong with realism, Folkestone, but we always have a chance and I'm going to stick my neck out and predict that we'll get a smash-and-grab 8-0 win! There, nothing wrong with optimism, either :)

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10:09am Wed 16 Jan 13 SO50 Saint says…

Agreed Folkestone if we are still above Newcastle at 10 pm tonight it wouldn't have been too bad of a night result wise. Lets hope for no new injuries as has been mentioned the two Wednesday night trips coming up are bonus points and if we can get anything it would be great. I would be very happy if after we play City at home we are still out of the relegation zone tough run of games coming up

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10:11am Wed 16 Jan 13 St Retford says…

Right, we're going for three points AND revenge on the tackle that put Jose out. Basically, I want someone to kick John Terry REALLY hard. Did anyone else notice on twitter last night that Luke Shaw is a Chelsea fan? :((((((((((((((((((

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10:22am Wed 16 Jan 13 Folkestone Saint says…

Strasbourg Saint wrote…

Folkestone Saint wrote…

Anything better than a 2-0 loss is a bonus tonight, but thats me being a realist
Nothing wrong with realism, Folkestone, but we always have a chance and I'm going to stick my neck out and predict that we'll get a smash-and-grab 8-0 win! There, nothing wrong with optimism, either :)

Go to your local bookies with that one Strassie, they won't give you odd's but they will give you a jacket that tie's up around the back, have we ever beaten a team 8-0 though

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10:30am Wed 16 Jan 13 Strasbourg Saint says…

Folkestone Saint wrote…

Strasbourg Saint wrote…

Folkestone Saint wrote…

Anything better than a 2-0 loss is a bonus tonight, but thats me being a realist
Nothing wrong with realism, Folkestone, but we always have a chance and I'm going to stick my neck out and predict that we'll get a smash-and-grab 8-0 win! There, nothing wrong with optimism, either :)
Go to your local bookies with that one Strassie, they won't give you odd's but they will give you a jacket that tie's up around the back, have we ever beaten a team 8-0 though

Not in my time, Folkestone. Coventry 8-2 sticks in the mind though. So, let's see: Coventry - Chelsea The Dell - The Bridge Okay, fair point, 8-0 is asking a bit; I'll stick at 6-0, Guly and Cork hatricks. Nurse??????????

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10:43am Wed 16 Jan 13 Mush On The Beach says…

Strasbourg Saint wrote…

Folkestone Saint wrote…

Anything better than a 2-0 loss is a bonus tonight, but thats me being a realist
Nothing wrong with realism, Folkestone, but we always have a chance and I'm going to stick my neck out and predict that we'll get a smash-and-grab 8-0 win! There, nothing wrong with optimism, either :)

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. -- Winston Churchill A man is but the product of his thoughts; what he thinks, he becomes. -- Mahatma Gandhi Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. -- Cyndi Lauper Chelski 1, Saints 2 --- MOTB

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10:51am Wed 16 Jan 13 Costa Baz says…

Would be ecstatic if we got a point at Chelsea. Most important, should we lose, will be the manner of the defeat. Even if Chelsea score early goals, heads mustn't drop and the intention must be to safeguard the goal difference. One things for sure. After the "penalty" we were given at Villa, I think the only way we'll get one tonight is if a Chelsea player rips someone's leg off, and beats him over the head with the soggy end.

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12:08pm Wed 16 Jan 13 Folkestone Saint says…

Mush On The Beach wrote…

Strasbourg Saint wrote…

Folkestone Saint wrote…

Anything better than a 2-0 loss is a bonus tonight, but thats me being a realist
Nothing wrong with realism, Folkestone, but we always have a chance and I'm going to stick my neck out and predict that we'll get a smash-and-grab 8-0 win! There, nothing wrong with optimism, either :)
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. -- Winston Churchill A man is but the product of his thoughts; what he thinks, he becomes. -- Mahatma Gandhi Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. -- Cyndi Lauper Chelski 1, Saints 2 --- MOTB

I have two of my own, "cast your own shadow, don't walk in another man's" and "it is better to fail trying than failing to try" David C 1961 to about 2040

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12:34pm Wed 16 Jan 13 miltonarcher says…

Cant see us getting anything tonight. I would take a 1 nil loss. Please, not another hammering.

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12:58pm Wed 16 Jan 13 JohnItaly says…

miltonarcher wrote…

Cant see us getting anything tonight. I would take a 1 nil loss. Please, not another hammering.

Unfortunately have to agree. Clearly my worst fear is another Chelsea hammering. Having lost two at home successively just cannot see a third so a 1-0 or 2-0 loss, but having played well, I would take right now. Apologies to all Saints' fans for being negative.

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1:08pm Wed 16 Jan 13 billythesaint says…

Puddletown Saint wrote…

I am always optamistic about Saints but have this one down as NIL points. I would 'rest' our stars and those injured and play a very high energy 433 Boruc Clyne Yos Jos Fox JWP Cork Chaplow Punch Jay Guly Davis Reeves Dan Spider SDR Lee SRL COYR

Glad you're not in charge! Go with this formation and we'll get zero points, yes. How about we play the players that missed the last Chelsea game like Lambert and Ramirez and actually try and win it like the (mighty) QPR and Swansea have done recently. We can win this so we should try to win it.

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1:30pm Wed 16 Jan 13 Saint 2701 says…

Hopeful team for tonight Boruc Clyne (LB) Yoshida, Hooiveld, Cork Davis, Schniderlin Ramirez, Puncheon, Guly Lambert subs Gazza, Richardson, JWP, J-Rod, Seabourne, Lee, De Ridder Danny Fox can **** right off against Mata, Oscar and Hazard.

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2:36pm Wed 16 Jan 13 SaintMax says…

loving the positivity on here today. Imagine Nigel in the changing room with the same outlook?? no! I bet most of you posetd the same before the 2nd Arsenal game and we outplayed them! Whilst it will be a very tough game, this is exactly what we wanted 3 years ago. COYR!!

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2:45pm Wed 16 Jan 13 SO50 Saint says…

Slight difference between Arsenal and Chelsea though Max. Especially the way Chelsea played against us the other day. Fair play to the people with a positive outlook but I just don't see us getting anything tonight we won our important game at Villa and I am confident we will get something against Everton aswell.

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2:53pm Wed 16 Jan 13 SaintMax says…

SO50 Saint wrote…

Slight difference between Arsenal and Chelsea though Max. Especially the way Chelsea played against us the other day. Fair play to the people with a positive outlook but I just don't see us getting anything tonight we won our important game at Villa and I am confident we will get something against Everton aswell.

Yes I agree SO50 that Chelsea could be a different proposition in their own back yard too, and the QPR result could have been just an off night.. but.. if we park the bus, close down their midfield like we did Arsenals, and get the Chelsea fans on Benitez back, then who knows! I do still have to pinch myself a little with games like this, compared with Crewe Alexandra when they would dig up their pitch before we turned up to stop our football!

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2:58pm Wed 16 Jan 13 SO50 Saint says…

I know what you mean mate not there tonight but it's a world away from places liek the Memorial Ground and the like in the lower leagues. With regards to Arsenal and Chelsea I believe that Chelsea are a far stronger side than Arsenal who were awful at our place. From the sounds of it that QPR result Chelsea battered them but just could not score. Anything is a bonus tonight

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3:28pm Wed 16 Jan 13 Velleity says…

JohnItaly wrote…

miltonarcher wrote…

Cant see us getting anything tonight. I would take a 1 nil loss. Please, not another hammering.
Unfortunately have to agree. Clearly my worst fear is another Chelsea hammering. Having lost two at home successively just cannot see a third so a 1-0 or 2-0 loss, but having played well, I would take right now. Apologies to all Saints' fans for being negative.

I admire your realistic outlook but I'm still expecting us to win, however improbably. COYR!

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3:48pm Wed 16 Jan 13 Folkestone Saint says…

SaintMax wrote…

loving the positivity on here today. Imagine Nigel in the changing room with the same outlook?? no! I bet most of you posetd the same before the 2nd Arsenal game and we outplayed them! Whilst it will be a very tough game, this is exactly what we wanted 3 years ago. COYR!!

I would love to be wrong and am nomally glass half full kind of guy, but with key players out I wont get my hopes up, however ths is the sort of game Gaston signed on for so may suprise a few of his distractors

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5:04pm Wed 16 Jan 13 SaintMax says…

Folkestone Saint wrote…

SaintMax wrote…

loving the positivity on here today. Imagine Nigel in the changing room with the same outlook?? no! I bet most of you posetd the same before the 2nd Arsenal game and we outplayed them! Whilst it will be a very tough game, this is exactly what we wanted 3 years ago. COYR!!
I would love to be wrong and am nomally glass half full kind of guy, but with key players out I wont get my hopes up, however ths is the sort of game Gaston signed on for so may suprise a few of his distractors

Good point on Gasto. Like you said earlier today 2-0 to them would not be a surprise, anything less would be a very good effort from the lads, anymore goals for them could really harm our GDifference at the end of the year.

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5:16pm Wed 16 Jan 13 JohnItaly says…

Velleity wrote…

JohnItaly wrote…

miltonarcher wrote…

Cant see us getting anything tonight. I would take a 1 nil loss. Please, not another hammering.
Unfortunately have to agree. Clearly my worst fear is another Chelsea hammering. Having lost two at home successively just cannot see a third so a 1-0 or 2-0 loss, but having played well, I would take right now. Apologies to all Saints' fans for being negative.
I admire your realistic outlook but I'm still expecting us to win, however improbably. COYR!

Do so hope you are right. Just hoping your not putting your mortgage on this game!

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5:54pm Wed 16 Jan 13 mack chinnon says…

Strasbourg Saint wrote…

Folkestone Saint wrote…

Strasbourg Saint wrote…

Folkestone Saint wrote…

Anything better than a 2-0 loss is a bonus tonight, but thats me being a realist
Nothing wrong with realism, Folkestone, but we always have a chance and I'm going to stick my neck out and predict that we'll get a smash-and-grab 8-0 win! There, nothing wrong with optimism, either :)
Go to your local bookies with that one Strassie, they won't give you odd's but they will give you a jacket that tie's up around the back, have we ever beaten a team 8-0 though
Not in my time, Folkestone. Coventry 8-2 sticks in the mind though. So, let's see: Coventry - Chelsea The Dell - The Bridge Okay, fair point, 8-0 is asking a bit; I'll stick at 6-0, Guly and Cork hatricks. Nurse??????????

All from Corners Strassie.

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6:04pm Wed 16 Jan 13 mack chinnon says…

Strasbourg Saint wrote…

Folkestone Saint wrote…

Strasbourg Saint wrote…

Folkestone Saint wrote…

Anything better than a 2-0 loss is a bonus tonight, but thats me being a realist
Nothing wrong with realism, Folkestone, but we always have a chance and I'm going to stick my neck out and predict that we'll get a smash-and-grab 8-0 win! There, nothing wrong with optimism, either :)
Go to your local bookies with that one Strassie, they won't give you odd's but they will give you a jacket that tie's up around the back, have we ever beaten a team 8-0 though
Not in my time, Folkestone. Coventry 8-2 sticks in the mind though. So, let's see: Coventry - Chelsea The Dell - The Bridge Okay, fair point, 8-0 is asking a bit; I'll stick at 6-0, Guly and Cork hatricks. Nurse??????????

All from Corners Strassie.

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6:14pm Wed 16 Jan 13 Strasbourg Saint says…

mack chinnon wrote…

Strasbourg Saint wrote…

Folkestone Saint wrote…

Strasbourg Saint wrote…

Folkestone Saint wrote…

Anything better than a 2-0 loss is a bonus tonight, but thats me being a realist
Nothing wrong with realism, Folkestone, but we always have a chance and I'm going to stick my neck out and predict that we'll get a smash-and-grab 8-0 win! There, nothing wrong with optimism, either :)
Go to your local bookies with that one Strassie, they won't give you odd's but they will give you a jacket that tie's up around the back, have we ever beaten a team 8-0 though
Not in my time, Folkestone. Coventry 8-2 sticks in the mind though. So, let's see: Coventry - Chelsea The Dell - The Bridge Okay, fair point, 8-0 is asking a bit; I'll stick at 6-0, Guly and Cork hatricks. Nurse??????????
All from Corners Strassie.

What, from Saints corners or via breakaways from Chelsea corners? :)

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6:22pm Wed 16 Jan 13 Eastbourne Outpost says…

'Bout time we took a scalp....

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8:03pm Wed 16 Jan 13 City Saint says…

batesieboy wrote…

City Saint wrote…

We have a good chance for a point if we defend well and focus on counter attacking. If qpr can get a point there, maybe we can van sneak three. At home, Chelsea are a house divided.
Erm, QPR took all three points. Would love it if we could do the same, but would be delighted with one.

Sure, fine. I don't follow anyone else that closely, frankly. Unless we're about to play them imminently. Bring on a point! More than that and I will be delirious. More than usual.

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9:42pm Wed 16 Jan 13 City Saint says…

City Saint wrote…

batesieboy wrote…

City Saint wrote…

We have a good chance for a point if we defend well and focus on counter attacking. If qpr can get a point there, maybe we can van sneak three. At home, Chelsea are a house divided.
Erm, QPR took all three points. Would love it if we could do the same, but would be delighted with one.
Sure, fine. I don't follow anyone else that closely, frankly. Unless we're about to play them imminently. Bring on a point! More than that and I will be delirious. More than usual.

Well DONE you Saints!!! A point it was. Fantastic.

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