Lampard expects tough derby clash against Fulham

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Chelsea will be hoping to return back to winning ways this weekend, with the Blues set to face close neighbours Fulham.

Fulham seems to have picked up from their early season slump, and we have seen them take points off the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham.

Scott Parker’s side did well against Spurs on Wednesday night much to the dismay of Jose Mourinho, and Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is wary of a difficult game this weekend.

Lampard said in his press conference: “It’s an exciting fixture. I always felt it had an extra edge to it. It has a different relationship to other derbies, Fulham were sometimes in the Premier League, sometimes not, but when they came they had a feeling of wanting to beat us.

“Without fans it takes a slight edge off things, but mentally as players and as a club we should retain that passion of what this game means.

“Fulham are playing well, they played very well last night against Tottenham, they could have won. That’s been their recent form.

“We must credit Scott and his team. With a change of system and how they’ve worked, you can see a clear style of play. They are very well organised and don’t give many chances to teams. They have threats throughout their team.

“They’ve drawn with Liverpool recently, they drew with Tottenham, and it’ll be a tough game no matter but we have to focus on ourselves.”

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