Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has been talking to the media ahead of his side’s trip to Old Trafford. He spoke about fitness update of Thiago Silva and Christian Pulisic and assessed his side’s chances in the clash and revealed more details about keeping Petr Cech on standby as the keeper.
Frank Lampard said “Both are fine, we’ve got a pretty clean bill of health on that side, other than Kepa who has a shoulder issue so won’t travel to Manchester. The only other player out is Billy Gilmour who is obviously long-term, but he’ll be back soon. Petr Cech’s not coming in that capacity, not the one you’re getting at. I suppose if you’re Petr Cech and you’ve been one of the best goalkeepers, in my opinion the best in the Premier League era, it was always a big story. I think a clean sheet always gives confidence, that’s great, but it’s a very simplistic way to look at games to say in that game if we conceded then these things were all wrong, and that game was a clean sheet so these things were all right. My job is to constantly to analyse what was good and what was bad, some parts of our game were still not as good as I wanted to be, off the ball. Now defending the box and our resilience certainly was. I think the league’s unpredictable, you can analyse all the games; you talk about certain games were big teams have conceded a lot of goals or there have been big turnarounds in games. We’ve been part of one of those, and so have others. So I’m not interested in that, I think MU are a very good team, we’ve played them enough last year to know that and I’m not concerned in what might have happened in games before. We’ll take them at face value.”
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