Frank Lampard explains what it would take for Chelsea to beat Man City
Chelsea host City on Thursday.
Frank Lampard claims the Blues can't switch off for a second if they want to win.
They have to be at their best for the whole 90 minutes.
Besides, they need to believe they could beat the opponents. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Chelsea are set to host Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Thursday, June 25. Frank Lampard has shared thoughts on how his lads could defeat Pep Guardiola's crew.
"When you play against City, there are benchmarks for you," the boss said at the pre-game press conference, as quoted by the Blues' official website. "We have to say as a club like Chelsea that we want to be at that level - competing for first and competing in cup competitions.
"In ongoing seasons, we have been there a great deal however right now we know we're in a marginally extraordinary circumstance. We need to close that hole so when you clash, it's an extraordinary open door for the players.
"We have a job to do and our job is to go up against one of the best teams in the world over the last few seasons and try to get a result.
"When you play a team of Man City’s level, you can play like we did in that game where we matched them in general play but if you have a couple of moments where you switch off they constantly will have individuals and a way of playing that gives you problems.
"We’ll have to be at our best. We have to take our chances when we get them because we had some up there that we didn’t take and we also have to be very vigilant about how we defend. The work ethic of the team in a defensive nature has to be huge to try and stop them playing.
"It’s a huge challenge. We know that every time we play City but we have to believe in ourselves, be confident and give it our best because if we do then I have belief in this team that they can go up against anybody."
City seem insanely strong since the restart of the Premier League season. Guardiola's crew have claimed two convincing home victories, beating Arsenal 3-0 and Burnley 5-0.
Chelsea, in the meantime, have defeated Aston Villa at Villa Park 2-1, thanks to second-half goals from Christian Pulisic and Olivier Giroud.