Frank Lampard warns Chelsea FC about Man United opener
Frank Lampard warns Chelsea FC that they are set for a tough test of their Premier League credentials against Man United
Frank Lampard has warned Chelsea FC that they are set for a tough test of their credentials when they travel to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United for their Premier League season opener next weekend.
The Red Devils are set to host Chelsea FC at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon as Lampard takes charge of his first Premier League game as Blues boss.
Lampard, 41, is settling into the role at Stamford Bridge after having been brought in as the club’s new manager in July following the exit of Maurizio Sarri to Juventus.
Manchester United will be looking to get their campaign off to a solid start when they host the Blues as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer prepares for his first full season in charge at Old Trafford.
And Lampard knows that his side are set for a serious test of their Premier League title credentials when they come up against Solskjaer’s United side next weekend.
Speaking in an interview quoted by Chelsea FC’s website, Lampard said: “We have a huge start to the season with Manchester United and then Liverpool in the Super Cup, so these games are good for us but we still need to improve.
“It will be very difficult going to Old Trafford, with the atmosphere as it will be for the first game, a quality team, a competitor every year with ourselves for Champions League places and above, so it is even more important that we are prepared.
“We are a team that has worked very hard but we need to be absolutely focused because it is going to be a tough game.”
Chelsea FC finished in third place in the Premier League last season and won the Europa League.
Lampard’s side will take on Liverpool FC in the Uefa Super Cup in Istanbul on Wednesday 14 August.