Lampard speaks about massive rivalry with Leeds United

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Chelsea and Leeds United share an old time rivalry that hasn’t really been seen in recent years, due to Leeds having been relegated from the Premier League.

Now back to England’s top tier division, Chelsea are now set to welcome one of their fiercest rivals at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The Chelsea boss has admitted that he’s aware of the rivalry but is unsure if new signings like Timo Werner and Kai Havertz will be able to relate.

“I’m aware of the rivalry myself from being a Chelsea player for so long and I know how the fans feel about it,” Lampard told the media in the build-up to the game.

“That’s football rivalry in the Premier League between two huge clubs with a history.

“It’s hard for me to equate that history when I talk to certain players like Timo Werner or Kai Havertz. They don’t know the history so they can only look at Leeds at face value and see a very well-managed team that play with incredible energy and speed in their game.

“I don’t know if rivalry will come into it or not but it will be a competitive match because that’s how Leeds approach games these days.”

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