Lampard Reveals His Plan For Sheffield United’s 3-5-2 System

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Chelsea’s next game is against Sheffield United, and the Blues will be aiming for another victory after the 3-2 win over Norwich last weekend.

Chelsea and Sheffield are currently tied on the same points, but the Blades are ahead on superior goal difference, and Chelsea boss Frank Lampard knows them well from his time in the Championship as Derby County boss.

Lampard has revealed that he’s expecting a good game against the Blades on Sunday.

The Blues boss said: “They have started well. I was hugely impressed with them last season, their style of play and formation.

“The job Chris [Wilder] has done there can’t be underestimated, and I don’t think it is. The recognition he has got is very well deserved – to take that club from where he has, to play with a style and identity he has, when he is a man who feels deeply about the club. I felt that when we went to Sheffield United last year on the line next to him.

“I look forward to going up against him, against a good team who have stuck to their principles and who will give teams in this league a lot of problems.”

Chris Wilder’s side play a 3-5-2 system, and Lampard has analysed their game ahead of Saturday.

Lampard said: “We have to give credit where it’s due. There’s always something nice about being a leader rather than a follower, and that caught a lot of teams in the Championship cold.

“I really enjoyed the tactical battle of going up against them twice. It is certainly something you have to applaud and it gives a lot of threats against you. You have to work out how you can damage them from the way they play yourselves.

“From watching their first games, there’s not just a tactical edge to the way they play. They are also physical and there is a spirit about the way they play. That may have grown with trusting the players who have got them up.”

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