Frank Lampard has spoken out ahead of the United vs Chelsea game, claiming that they’re coming to Old Trafford not to get beaten.
People have been banging on about Chelsea’s away record, but it’s considerably easier to have a good away record when the toughest place you’ve been to is Goodison Park. Aside from United, they still haven’t been to Liverpool, Arsenal or Aston Villa.
At home this season, they have already dropped a massive 14 points. Considering United dropped 4 points at home all season last year and have just dropped 2 points so far this season, things aren’t looking particularly promising for Chelsea.
“A game against Manchester United will always be a table-topping clash and it’s in our minds that we dropped some relatively easy points over the last few weeks, so we’re in a position now where we really want to get a result,” said Lampard. “We go to win the game or not to get beaten, there is still a long way to go regardless but it is a very important game. The publicity around Chelsea now is that if you drop a few points people jump on it straight away, but Liverpool and United have dropped points, no-one has pulled away from us, and Arsenal are behind us,” added Lampard. It’s the same for everyone, now we’re starting all pretty much level. We need to start this part of the season very strong.”
Don’t forget the Patrice Evra song for Sunday!