Winning over Manchester city is an extraordinary achievement for classmate Frank Lampard’s debut coach. However, the former Chelsea player insisted that it was not easy to win the victory, even he considered City as the best opponent so far.
The Super Big Match duel between Chelsea and Manchester City was indeed presented in the 31st matchday of the Premier League this morning (26/06). Despite playing at Stamford Bridge, the public doubted Chelsea would win the match.
But the opposite happened, Frank Lampard’s squad successfully won the match with a thin score of 2-1. Chelsea started their lead with a Christian Pulisic goal, and City equalized through De Bruyne’s goal.
In the middle of the second half, Willian brought Chelsea back ahead thanks to the execution of penalties that nested against Ederson Moraes.
Of course this victory is very important for Chelsea, thanks to their position in the last four remain safe. Meanwhile, for Man City, they remain safe in second place, but automatically the Premier League title has been sealed by Liverpool.
After the match, coach Frank Lampard admitted that Manchester City were the best team he had ever faced.
“Difficult. When you meet a Manchester City quality team, individually, the way they are trained, for me, they are the best, in terms of how they play football, it is very nice to see, “said Frank Lampard quoted from BT Sport.
At first, things were difficult for Chelsea, which forced Lampard to change the scheme of his team’s game at the start of the second half. Fortunately, slick maneuvers by Christian Pulisic succeeded in bringing Chelsea to find a way out.
“They use false nine and they have physical strength in midfield. That is why we changed our approach in the first half, suffering in the early 20 minutes of the second half. ”
“We try to limit mistakes and try to exploit the mistakes of opponents. When you have a fast player like Christian Puilisc who can escape escort and dribble with the ball, you can do it. We deserve to win, “Frank Lampard said.