Is Frank Lampard fooling anyone when he says that his Chelsea team won’t be going all out to gain revenge over Liverpool when the teams meet in the Champions League semi-final for the third time in four seasons? Surely the fact the Reds have largely prevented Chelsea from winning this particular piece of silverware must be a sore point for many members of the Blues squad, especially the likes of John Terry and Lampard, who are the backbone of the team.
The BBC report that Lampard doth protest too much by trying to play down the significance of the upcoming European fixture, when he must be secretly looking to get one over the team that have twice prevented him from showcasing his silky skills in the final.
“Revenge is a dangerous emotion to tag to a football match because it’s important you play with a cool head. Those previous games will have no bearing on this season’s games. They will be two entirely different games and we have to make sure we’re at our best because we’ve got the great ideal of going to the final at the end of it.”
Will it be third time lucky for Frank and his loveable crew at the Bridge? They have a definite advantage of playing at home in the second leg, something which Liverpool have had for the past two occasions and used to particularly good effect.