Chelsea manager Frank Lampard sends a warning to Manchester United ahead of their Carabao Cup clash this Thursday at Stamford Bridge.
Manchester United and Chelsea opened the Premier League with their match at Old Trafford. Both sides employed a somewhat similar strategy; Give the youth a chance and see where they go from there. Although, unlike United, Chelsea were forced into the philosophy.
Despite playing the match well, Chelsea were thrashed 4-0 in the opening match. Much has changed since however. Manchester United have struggled to string together victories and their woes in attack have earned them severe criticism for selling Romelu Lukaku.
Frank Lampard as Chelsea manager:
– 3 months in the job.
– Transfer ban.
– Eden Hazard gone.
– Clear idea/ philosophy.
– 4th place.
OGS as United manager:
– 11 months in the job.
– No transfer ban.
– £140m spent in the summer.
– No clear idea/ philosophy.
– 15th place.
— Ryan. 🔴 (@Vintage_Utd) October 26, 2019
Chelsea on the other hand, have impressed with their brave football anchored by their young guns. Almost every youth player given a chance by Frank Lampard has vindicated his managers decision. Chelsea have had no problems scoring with Tammy Abraham finding the back of the net 8 times in 10 matches. Chelsea have now won 7 matches on the trot in all competitions.
With the sides scheduled to face each other in the Carabao Cup this Friday, it seems that Lampard has not forgotten the opening day blues.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard sends a warning to Manchester United
Speaking in an Interview before the match, Lampard hinted that Chelsea could make some changes ahead of his 4th round encounter with United. However, he insisted that the Blues would put up a fight for every trophy available this season.
“I won’t take this game lightly even if I make changes,” Lampard said.
“If players do step out of the line up with a view to the coming weeks, it’s about the big picture. I understand how players are but those who start will give everything.
“[The 4-0 defeat to United] feels a million miles away but I’m not disregarding it. They hurt us four times in a game we played particularly well in.”
When asked if the Carabao was seen as the likeliest of trophies Chelsea could pocket this season, Lampard answered:
“We’ll target them all. It comes earliest in the year and potentially in the quarter-finals early.
“It would [be a big achievement]. A day at Wembley should never be taken lightly. But not just for the young boys – we’ll give it our all.”
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