Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard has said his club’s Champions League match vs Lille will be a key moment for his players, including the youngsters in his squad.
CFC can seal their spot in the last 16 of the competition with a win in Stamford Bridge, while a draw will still make them qualify if Valencia should lose vs Ajax in the other Group H clash.
Speaking ahead of the game, Frank believes his players must be at their best because it almost feels a knockout game.
His words, “Yeah, they are crucial for the players. I was fortunate to have big moments like this for the club.
“I like that this is a knockout, we are going to be at our best. It is a big game, almost like a knockout game.
“We have wanted more in our home games. When you score early in the game it changes the face of the game. When you play well but don’t score you add the pressure yourselves.”
On the loss vs Everton, “It was always going to come,”
“The way we are, the nature of the Premier League. It was never going to be plain sailing. This is a test.
“It’s a tight turnaround, but that is the nature of the season. There is work you can do and working out there. I am pleased we’re playing.”
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