Lampard Explains Why He Respects Burnley

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has enough experience as a player of just how important it is for a team to keep their heads down and not get carried away with current form.

Lampard won three Premier League titles as a Chelsea player and the Blues legend who’s now the manager of the club will be trying as much as possible to keep his young stars under check.

Chelsea have tasted victories in the last six games and now face a difficult trip away to the Turf Moor this weekend.

Lampard has revealed in his press conference that he has been watching Sean Dyche’s side and that he respects the Clarets.

Lampard said ahead of this weekend’s tie: “It’s a really tough place to go. I respect them completely. They have a very strong way of playing that they know. They’re well drilled, they’re very efficient in how many times they get the ball in to the box. The two strikers give you big problems, they’re fantastic the way they play together, whether they’re fit or whoever his choices up front are.

“You have to respect the different strengths of every team, that’s the job. We have had a tight turnaround here, so it’s been huge on recovery and getting the players fit and ready to go again because it will be a physical battle. The most important thing going into the game is how much we look at Burnley, what they can do and what we can do to them.

“I have watched a lot of their games, and they never give an easy game to the opponent. They’re scoring goals. They’re always a difficult game.”

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