‘Huge challenges’: Lampard predicts Chelsea FC v Newcastle United
Frank Lampard looks ahead to Chelsea FC's clash with Newcastle United in the Premier League on Saturday
Frank Lampard says that Newcastle United will present “huge challenges” for his Chelsea FC side in the Premier League on Saturday.
The Blues are preparing to welcome the Magpies to Stamford Bridge as they look to continue their recent good run of form under their new boss.
Chelsea FC are currently in fifth place in the Premier League table as they look to try and make it three wins on the spin in the top flight.
Lampard’s men were 4-1 winners at Southampton last time out and they have won three and drawn one of their last five in the Premier League.
Newcastle United head to west London on the back of their 1-0 victory over Manchester United at St James’ Park before the international break.
And Lampard has warned his side not to take anything for granted ahead of Saturday’s showdown at The Bridge.
Speaking at a news conference on Friday, Lampard said: “I only see them at their best in terms of how we prepare – what can they do to make it very difficult for us? What can they do to hurt us in the game?
“As we know in the Premier League every game has huge challenges, and I expect nothing else from Newcastle.”
Lampard also praise the Longstaff brothers Matty and Sean for their recent good form for the Magpies.
He continued: “It’s a great story. The two lads, the passion of their interview post-Manchester United was great to see.
“They’re good footballers who have got a real passion for their club. I know their fans will obviously appreciate that.
“They’ll be tough competitors because they’re good players who put their foot in and they care about their club.”