FRANK LAMPARD says Chelsea have to stop the best front three in English football if they are to reach the FA Cup final.
Lampard’s side meet Manchester United in the semi-final at Wembley at a time when Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood are on fire.
Frank Lamaprd is wary to say the least of United’s front three of Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford
The trio have scored 43 goals between them, more than any other attacking unit in the Premier League including Liverpool’s much-vaunted Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino.
Lampard said: “We know they are playing well, they’ve got a very, very potent front three.
“It’s probably the most potent front three in the country, in terms of pure numbers anyway, in terms of goals.
“And obviously Fernandes has made a huge difference coming in in January.
“So you see the strength has brought to their team with individual quality.
“But we know that. So we have to be confident ourselves, deal with their threats, and worry about us as well.”
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Chelsea are in the middle of a frantic battle to stay in the top four in the league and secure Champions League qualification for next season.
But that won’t change Lampard’s mind from going all-out for Cup glory.
He added: “At Chelsea, considering where we are, we are in a semi-final and we know what’s in front of us.
“The league is huge as well but at this point you fight on two domestic fronts and we have to give everything to try and do that.
“A club like Chelsea will always want to try to win these trophies and it is what we have done pretty well, actually very well, in the modern era.
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“Of course, it feels like we are in a slightly different position this year because of the circumstances of the season but we have an opportunity.
“It is up to the players, ourselves, to make the best of it on Sunday.
“We are playing a very good team, we know that they are in good form and whoever awaits us in the final will be a very good team so the work is to be done.”
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By: Duncan Wright
Title: Lampard warns Chelsea must stop best front three in country to beat in-form Man Utd and reach FA Cup final
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Published Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2020 14:51:51 +0000