Frank Lampard‘s side finally saw their winning run come to an end during the week, after Marcus Rashford’s spectacular free-kick in the Carabao Cup, however, the Blues have still won their last four league games on the bounce.
Watford, however, remain in dire straits after returning to Quique Sanchez Flores, and are still without a single win this season. Coverage of the match will begin at the conclusion of today’s 3pm kick-offs:
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What Lampard has said...
Frank Lampard dreams of developing Chelsea into a team with the “inspirational” qualities of England’s rugby players.
The Blues boss has been blown away by the standards set by Eddie Jones’ side in Japan and will watch their World Cup final against South Africa ahead of Saturday’s Premier League game with Watford.
Lampard was last week immersed in England’s sensational semi-final triumph over defending champions New Zealand while in a hotel preparing for Chelsea’s 4-2 success at Burnley.
The 41-year-old is eager for Jones’ men to return home victorious and believes their drive and determination provide a shining example to his squad.
“I’m certainly watching it. We were watching it last week in Burnley in the hotel,” said Lampard.
“I thought it was some of the most inspirational sport I’ve seen in a long, long time in terms of bravery, desire, effort and talent. I thought it was brilliant.
“It’s what we all strive for as managers to have a group looking as committed as they were and hopefully will be tomorrow.
“Huge support for them, I wish them well, we’ll be supporting them heavily from our hotel.”