Lampard must beware of wicked after-Russia record. Premier League teams tend to lose their next league game after travelling away to Russia

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Chelsea have a good record against Russian opponents, as the Blues have never been beaten by a Russian opposition in Europe.

Following the 4-0 win against Krasnodar, Chelsea have now won six of the seven encounters against Russian opposition, drawing just one.

English teams do have a good result when they travel to Russia most times, but there’s this familiar knack for losing their next league game after travelling thousands of miles to the eastern European country.

The record of Premier League teams in their next game having played a midweek game in Russia since 2013 reads: P13 W2 D2 L9.

Check out some surprise results below after returning from Russia

2018: Arsenal lost 2-1 to Newcastle after drawing 2-2 with CSKA

2015: Liverpool lost 2-1 at home to Palace after winning at Rubin Kazan

2014: Man City lost 2-1 to West Ham after drawing in Moscow – that was the only game they lost in 18 PL matches

2013: Tottenham lost 3-0 at home to West Ham after beating FC Anji

After a trip of almost 5000 miles to and fro Russia, Frank Lampard has admitted ahead of facing Burnley that his players are tired from the trip.

Lampard said on Thursday: “In terms of the rest of the squad, we don’t have any clear injuries but we do have a bit of a tired group.

“We arrived back quite late, in the early hours of this morning, so I’ll have to assess everybody today and tomorrow to see how they’ve settled down and we’ll see where we’re at.”

Hopefully, Lampard and his boys will overcome this record and get a much needed win at the Turf Moor.

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