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Lampard is relying on Silva to stop Kane and Son

Sat 28 November 2020 | 6:39

Frank Lampard believes Thiago Silva will play an important role in the game against Tottenham.

Chelsea

manager

Frank Lampard

admits that

Harry Kane

and

Heung-min Son

 are great players and it is hard to win against them. But also he believes

Thiago Silva

’s experience could help them to even win the game.

Harry Kane and Heung-min Son have scored 16 Premier League goals totally which have helped

Tottenham

to top the

Premier League

table.

Although Tottenham is their biggest rival, Lampard still believes they could stop them with Silva.

"Let’s be fair to Harry Kane, he can probably play against most defenders in world football and give them a problem," Lampard said.

"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.”

Chelsea signed Silva on a free transfer and their decision has been proved to be a clever move so far.

Although Silva has turned 36 years old recently, he has played an important role for Chelsea and has helped them to overcome their weaknesses at the back.

Lampard has denied any talks about extending Silva’s contract but has also has confirmed that they have the option to extend his deal by one season.

"I've seen the reports and there's an option in his contract that we can look at as the season goes on," he added. "Obviously the way he's playing at the minute, we're really happy and that's the end of it really, I'm surprised it's come out that way.”

Lampard agrees with Spurs boss Jose Mourinho, that it is too soon to talk about winning the title.

"Tottenham at the moment are top of the league," he added. "I think Jose thinks exactly what I think. The quote I was told earlier where he says, ‘We are not really contenders, we have to look at the next game’.

"I think that is the reality for Tottenham and for us because the last two or three seasons don’t lie. The last two or three seasons have Liverpool and City ahead of the rest. As managers, I think we will certainly be jumping the gun to proclaim ourselves as anything at this stage of the season.

"I agree with Jose’s comments. He is saying it from his point of view - looking at the next game - and that is exactly what I am doing."


source: SportMob