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The season didn’t start on a bright note for Frank Lampard as Chelsea were beaten 4-0 by a rampaging Manchester United side.
Chelsea had a good game against United but were punished by their defensive failing and inability to convert chances to goals, and many have now written Lampard’s side off as the new season just only kicked off.
Up next for the Blues is a Super Cup final match against Liverpool at the Besiktas Park Stadium on Wednesday night, and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he was impressed with the Chelsea side he saw on Sunday.
He told Liverpool official website: “We know and we respect Chelsea a lot.
“We saw the game against Manchester United and if you only saw the result then you have no idea how the game was because they played a good game.
“They’ve had a few changes, they have a new manager, lost Eden Hazard, brought in Christian Pulisic, brought in all the young boys like [Tammy] Abraham and Mason Mount.
“They are a really interesting team [with a] good plan. Frank did an outstanding job last year at Derby, he changed the football there – in the Championship with a football-playing side being successful is really difficult, but he did it.
“They were unlucky in the end against a strong Aston Villa team not to get promoted. Now he is at Chelsea, his club, everything is fresh, everybody will be ready, everybody will be on their toes.”
Klopp strongly believes that Chelsea can fight for the title this season.
“If people really think Chelsea are not a real challenger, I can’t help these people,” Klopp told Liverpool’s official website.
“You only have to watch that team and what they have – they are really strong, young and fresh and everything is exciting in the moment because Frank is there new, the club legend, [and can] make himself a name as a manager, which will happen 100 per cent.
“You could see that immediately when he took over at Derby and now doing the job at Chelsea, so it will be really interesting.”