The draw against Bournemouth was disappointing for Chelsea. But they must forget it and focus on the midweek match against Liverpool.
Playing at Stamford Bridge, the Blues have not been able to end a negative note, they are only able to reach one point from a 2-2 draw against Bournemouth. After this, Chelsea will face Liverpool in the fifth round of the FA Cup.
The match is planned to be held on Wednesday in the morning WIB (04/03) at Anfield Stadium. Of course, it is not an easy match especially held at Liverpool headquarters.
Even so, according to reports heard in British media, the two teams will rotate players in the match later. But Chelsea certainly did not do that as coach Frank Lampard said.
The manager confirmed that Chelsea will look seriously at this competition and are ready to go down with the best squad in the match later.
“We will be aiming for a victory in this party,” Lampard was quoted as saying by Sportsmole.
Liverpool themselves swallowed their first defeat after 44 matches, precisely when they visited Watford headquarters last weekend. However, this does not necessarily make Lampard regard the Marseyside Team weakly.
According to him, the Reds are still a quality team, one of the best in England. Therefore, the match will be a tough challenge for Chelsea.
“We will face Liverpool and I am sure our supporters will watch this FA Cup match. This is a challenge for us to conquer the best team in the country. ”
Of course, in addition to tickets to the next round, victory will also mean a lot to the confidence of the Blues players. The reason for the last few weeks they have found unsatisfactory results.
Before being held to a draw against Bournemouth, the Blues surrendered in the hands of Bayern Munich with a landslide 0-4 score at home. Therefore, no wonder coach Frank Lampard will lower his best squad when he met to the headquarters of a rival club.
While Liverpool will probably continue to rotate players. Klopp is believed to make the Premier League and the European Champions League a top priority for the rest of the season.