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Manchester United got a fluke 4-0 victory against Chelsea in the opening day of the season, and both sides will meet again, this time in a Carabao Cup fixture at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has admitted that he isn’t thinking of the 4-0 defeat his side suffered back in August, but he admitted that he’s not taking this game lightly.
“I won’t take this game lightly even if I make changes,” Lampard said.
The Chelsea boss also admitted that although he plans to rotate his squad, those who start the game will give everything.
He said: “If players do step out of the line up with a view to the coming weeks, it’s about the big picture. I understand how players are but those who start will give everything.”
According to Lampard, for this game he’d give playing time to those who haven’t really been getting minutes, and he admitted that a lot of senior players who haven’t featured regularly will get their opportunity.
Lampard said in his press conference ahead of the game: “I have to be aware of the fact that we haven’t changed the team very much.
“That’s my prerogative when I think the team is playing pretty well but this game may be an opportunity for other players who are not playing.
“It’s not necessarily to do with age, more to do with minutes in games and that might mean some of the more experienced players who haven’t played as much will have an opportunity.”