Chelsea will face Rennes at the Champions League group tonight tonight. Meanwhile, Tottenham will welcome Ludogorets Razgrad during the Europa League match on Thursday night (local time). Thus, "The Blues" will have a 2-day rest advantage more than rivals with the city before the London derby took place on Sunday.
Lampard will have the opportunity to confront old teacher Mourinho
London Derby between Chelsea and Tottenham is one of the most intense matches in the history of English football. This match increased spice when Coach Lampard had the opportunity to reunite with the old teacher Mourinho. Before this important match, Mourinho coach felt disappointed because Chelsea had 48 hours to rest against his team.
On his side, Lampard also expressed sympathy with the old teacher because he faced a dense schedule. Former British midfielder said: "I'm not sure Mourinho will go to the field (in Europa League) on Thursday. He has a strong and adjustable squad. But if you are not prepared for a battle like in a London derby, you should not play in this match. "
Chelsea could soon write their name in the Champions League knock-out ring if they win the operation to France. Three points are definitely the goal of "The Blues" because this will allow Lampard Coach to store the pillars to rest in the last 2 rounds of the group stage.
"I watched Chelsea's schedule during December and it was harsh. We will meet Arsenal on the Gift Day and followed by Aston Villa just two days later. If we reach the inner round, it will be the opportunity to test the lineup or allow some players to rest, "the British strategist shared.
Tottenham is leading the Premier League rankings with 20 points after 9 rounds. Mourinho coach's team is having a very high form with 4 consecutive victories, the latest 2-0 win over Man City. On the other side of the war, Chelsea of Coach Lampard also owned a series of 3 consecutive victories and only 2 points compared to Tottenham himself. With what 2 teams have shown, the London derby this weekend promises to be very dramatic and attractive.