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'Not worth focusing on Manchester United' - Chelsea boss Frank Lampard on opponents ahead of Carabao Cup tie

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard has admitted he hasn't wanted to focus on opponents Manchester United too much as the two sides prepare head into battle on Wednesday in the last-16 of the Carabao Cup.

The sides have already met once this season, and they come head-to-head once again but in the Carabao Cup. Manchester United hold the bragging rights after the 4-0 thrashing against the Blues in August. 

It was a learning curve for Frank Lampard and his side, of whom many at that point as well as Lampard, were making their Premier League debuts with Lampard making his managerial debut in the top-flight. 

Preparing ahead of the last-16 cup tie, Lampard didn't want to focus too much on Ole Gunnar Solskjær's side: "I don't want to talk about United too much, but since the first game our points total has been nice. 

"It's not worth focusing on United other than to say they are full of top players. People shouldn't be too critical of other clubs."

When asked how far away the 4-0 defeat felt, Lampard responded: "It feels a million miles.

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"I'm not disregarding it - they hurt us four times in a game we played particularly well in."

Chelsea have kicked on since the learning experience at Old Trafford. Now sitting on a run of seven consecutive wins in a row in all competitions. Frank Lampard has selection problems, the competition for places is rife currently, and that has and will only continue to bode well for the Blues in the long run.

The young guns are flying - will they be able to continue their hot form with another win, this time over Manchester United at Stamford Bridge?


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