Chelsea boss Frank Lampard spoke at a press conference on Friday afternoon ahead of this weekend’s game against Tottenham. Here are three things we learned.
Pulisic is back in the squad
“He’s fit but there is a question mark as it is hard to gauge match fitness.
“With training times as they are with Covid it is very hard to recreate match play in training because the rest of the players are preparing for matches every three days and we don’t have academy games where we can mix bubbles.
“For every player coming back it is more difficult to start games, but we will see.”
Talk of a new Silva deal is premature
“Obviously the way he’s playing at the minute, we are very happy. So that’s the end of it really. I’m surprised it’s come out in that way. We have the option in his contract.”
Lampard is wary of Son and Kane
“You have to respect Tottenham and the way they are and the quality they have. They have ways where they can put pressure on you, they can counter-attack but I am not relying on that. You can’t look past Harry Kane’s relationship with Son at the moment.
“I’m aware of their threats, their understanding is clear. It is something we have to be aware of, they are strong in lots of different areas and we have to try and nullify that. With players like Son and Kane, they have worked on that for years.”