Lampard reveals star who will help stop 16-goal Spurs pair for Chelsea
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard believes Thiago Silva’s experience and leadership can help him stop high-flying duo Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.
Despite all the stick that Spurs boss Jose Mourinho gets about the way that he likes to play the game, this Spurs side are one of the highest scorers in the Premier League and average around 2.5 goals per game.
The Spurs front two have 16 Premier League goals between them already this season, which has helped their side claim top spot in the Premier League table, and they will be the biggest danger for a Chelsea side that are also in great form.
And Lampard thinks his summer signing from PSG will be keen to stop such a potent combination: “Let’s be fair to Harry Kane, he can probably play against most defenders in world football and give them a problem,” Lampard told reporters ahead of the match.
“I don’t want to tempt fate but with Thiago’s qualities, his positioning and his experience, he can deal with these things individually. But as much as that, the influence is what he gives to others around him.
“The major thing when you play against players as clever as Kane and Son is that your concentration levels are absolutely spot on and you have the desire to deal with situations and keep clean sheets. Thiago gives off that.
“His individual talent, yes, but also as a unit, we have to make sure and Thiago is the leader of that unit when you look at the back end of the pitch.”
It should be one of the most exciting game of the Premier League season and a battle that many cannot wait for, as this will surely help determine who will go on and challenge for that Premier League title this season.