Lampard has told his Everton players to ‘expect the worst’ in terms of results from their relegation rivals as the Premier League dip in survival reaches its peak.
The Toffees travel to Watford midweek while Leeds, one point below them in 18th place, play the manager’s former club Chelsea.
A Richarlison strike gave Everton a vital victory over Chelsea earlier this month but Lampard, whose side beat Leicester’s timeout and lost just once in five games, did not expects no further favor.
He told reporters on Tuesday: “Although we enjoyed the weekend, it was a game that took us out of the relegation zone with four games to go, but it’s very dangerous to relax on that. .
“While we can talk about the fans, about us as players and about the staff, the only message is that we have to go now and finish the job, which is hard work.
“We have to expect the worst, anyone can win, but we can control ourselves, so there’s absolutely no way to relax. That’s the biggest message.
“To underestimate him because Watford are relegated would be our greatest danger. Every Premier League game is dangerous, especially when you travel. As soon as you think you’ve cracked it, it becomes dangerous.