“It didn’t feel good on the day and it would be great to correct it tomorrow”: Frank Lampard to show how far Chelsea has come since Man United’s 4-0 defeat at the start of the season
- Chelsea boss Frank Lampard would like to show how far his team has progressed
- The Blues lost 4-0 to Manchester United during the opening weekend of the season
- Lampard said he saw encouraging signs in that game despite the heavy defeat
The last time Chelsea faced Manchester United in the Premier League, manager Frank Lampard left convinced that his party would make the top four. Let alone that he had just seen his team beat 4-0.
It was quite a fire baptism for Lampard. Opening day of the season, Old Trafford, his first game as Chelsea boss – the club where he is idolized.
“I saw enough to suggest that we could make the top four,” Lampard said. “I saw it again in the Super Cup against Liverpool. I told the players after both games that I felt that we have enough here to have a successful season.
Frank Lampard is determined to show how far Chelsea has come since their loss on the opening day
“So I didn’t think it was a real moment or thought” wow “, we lost 4-0. It didn’t feel fun on the day and it would be great to correct it tomorrow. “
Even with one of the youngest squadrons in the Premier League, Chelsea is in fourth place, facing Liverpool in the FA Cup fifth round and preparing for a final 16 clash between Champions League and Bayern Munich.
Lampard is of course not satisfied. The ultimate test of his first season at Stamford Bridge comes at the end of the season. Lampard was used to finish the job, at least as a player.
In the race for fourth place, Monday’s win will extend Chelsea’s lead over United to nine points – certainly an insurmountable lead on scale for the Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer team.
However, Lampard will not take anything for granted.
Lampard said he saw encouraging signs despite the 4-0 defeat road to Manchester United
“Not on nine points, not with the number of remaining points and the way the Premier League is,” Lampard said.
‘The landscape is more difficult in terms of points, as you can see from the totals in and around ourselves.
‘This year it looks very different with points that are taken from different teams. It’s a change from the Premier League, a little bit. Teams can now invest a lot of money. You can promote to the Premier League, spend £ 100 million and it does not guarantee you success.
“That’s the kind of challenging time we’re talking about. Challenge is good. “
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer denied that the signing of Odion Ighalo was an act of despair
Solskjaer has meanwhile denied that the signing of 30-year-old Odion Ighalo by United was a deadline of despair. He is indeed open to the possibility of the striker in Nigeria to move his loan permanently.
Ighalo will be on the Chelsea team at Stamford Bridge on Monday after training with his new teammates on Sunday.
United has been criticized for leaving it until the last hours of the January transfer window to sign a player who has spent the last three years since having had Watford play in China.
“Hopefully he will prove to you what I think he will do. He is a proven goal scorer, so he will do well, “said Solskjaer.
And that could make the Shanghai Greenland Shenhua loan permanent. “If you stand at the door and make an impression, you get a chance,” said Solskjaer.