Chelsea coach Frank Lampard has highlighted his opponent’s strength after the club’s capture of new players ahead of a must win game against Manchester United on Monday
Fourth-placed Chelsea hold a six-point lead on eighth-placed Manchester United, with Arsenal, Tottenham, Sheffield United, Wolves, Everton, Manchester United and Leicester city battling for the third and fourth UEFA Champions League spots.
The Roman Abramovich side Monday match could determine who comes out tops in the battle for a top four UEFA Champions league spot after United captured Odion Ighalo and Portuguese star Bruno Fernandes in January following injuries to Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba.
Frank Lampard wants to be the eye of the storm. The calmness. He wants to be that in the short-term and the long-term.
August 2019, United comfortably beat Chelsea 4-0 thanks to goals from Marcus Rashford (2), Anthony Martial and Daniel James, and Lampard believes the team is even stronger now.
“With football that gaps can chop and change. We are aware of the points, United and Spurs are big games
Chelsea wants to be the steady guiding presence as they move above and beyond the current standard of just a top-four finish.
Lampard said “They are a good team, have added some players (Ighalo and Fernandes) in January. I do expect a tough game on Monday and it’s a direct rival.