Chelsea boss Frank Lampard praises lethal record of Tottenham duo Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, admitting he ‘would love to get something like that’ in his team ahead of showdown with Jose Mourinho on Sunday
- Chelsea host Premier League leaders Tottenham at Stamford Bridge on Sunday
- The Blues can leapfrog their fierce London rivals with victory this weekend
- Frank Lampard admitted his side will have to nullify Spurs’ most potent threat
- Harry Kane and Son Heung-min are closing in on a Premier League record
Frank Lampard praised Tottenham forward Harry Kane’s ‘sweet spot’ at the moment as well as his lethal partnership with Son Heung-min ahead of their showdown on Sunday.
The Blues host the current Premier League leaders in a London Derby at Stamford Bridge this weekend, with the chance to leapfrog their rivals with a victory.
Kane and Son have been standout performers for Jose Mourinho’s table-toppers so far this season with their partnership continuing to flourish – and the Chelsea boss admitted his team will have to nullify their threat.
Frank Lampard revealed that Christian Pulisic and Kai Havertz are both back in contention
Tottenham pair Harry Kane and Son Heung-min have started the season in superb form
‘He [Kane] has matured as a player, he is a very impressive player,’ Lampard said, in his pre-match press conference.
‘I think he is an intelligent player and that is why they are in a strong position. Harry Kane is in a sweet spot at the moment.’
Lampard and fellow Chelsea legend Didier Drogba formed a brilliant partnership and combined for a record 36 Premier League goals during their playing days at the Bridge.
Now, that record is under threat with Kane and Son moving level with Man City pair Sergio Aguero and David Silva and Arsenal duo Thierry Henry and Robert Pires with 29.
Son and Kane have combined for 29 Premier League goals and are closing in Lampard’s record
Lampard and Jose Mourinho will lock horns again in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon
‘I have got no qualms about that record, fair play to them,’ said Lampard.
‘I’m aware of their threats, the understand is clear. It is something we have to be aware of, they are strong in lots of different areas and we have to try and nulify that.
‘With players like Son and Kane, they have worked on that for years and I would love to get something here.’
The Chelsea boss also revealed that Christian Pulisic is back in contention to be involved on Sunday.
Christian Pulisic is set to be involved again after missing one month due to a hamstring injury
Lampard hinted that Kai Havertz could play a part too after coming on as a substitute in the midweek win at Rennes.
‘Christian Pulisic is back in,’ said Lampard, with the American having missed the last month or so due to a hamstring injury.
‘Kai Havertz was getting some minutes the other week.’