Ahead of the FA Cup Semi-final clash between Chelsea and Manchester United on Sunday, The Blue’s boss has ruled out a mindset of revenge going into the game.
In what look like a struggling season for the London side, FA Cup is the only silverware option on table for Frank Lampard led side likewise their opponent.
Chelsea have been beaten three times by Red Devil this season, but the Chelsea legend has warned his lads not to preoccupy their minds the revenge narrative.
Chelsea were thrashed 4-0 at Old Trafford in Lampard’s first Premier League game in charge.
They also suffered a 2-1 loss to United in the League Cup fourth round, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team extended their dominant run against The Blues with a 2-0 league victory at Stamford Bridge in February.
He conceded that, United were largely the better team on those occasions and the Chelsea manager is focused only on getting his side set up right this time.
“I think you have to respect the fact that they’re a good team, we can all see that in their recent performances, but I’m not overly concerned with the games that have gone by. I just want to win the one in front of us.
“Knowing the circumstances of the games, fair play we’ve lost three, that’s just a fact, and I’m not into revenge, I just want to win the game in front of us on Sunday,” Lampard told reporters on Friday.
Speaking on the relative coincidence of VAR influence on their opponent current performance, he believed United have enjoyed the good sides of the football technology recently.
“I would like to think sometimes you have to be level-headed. Some may go against you or not, but it just seems a period where Manchester United have got a few in their favour with VAR.
Arsenal also take up Manchester City in the second semi-final of the FA Cup as the triumphed team from both end face each other in the final event scheduled for Wembley Stadium.