In our look at the latest Chelsea-related news stories from the media, Frank Lampard shares his thoughts on the Blues after last weekend’s loss at Manchester City, Gary Lineker feels that Christian Pulisic can make an impression at Stamford Bridge and Malmo manager Uwe Rosler looks forward to the upcoming Europa League clash.
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Important for Blues to come back strong – Lampard
Frank Lampard admits he was shocked by Chelsea’s heavy loss at Manchester City on Sunday but he believes that the club has the resilience to bounce back from that defeat.
Speaking at a pre-match press conference ahead of Derby County’s midweek game at Ipswich Town, the Chelsea legend said it was difficult for him to accept the disappointing result at the Ettihad Stadium, given his long connection with the Blues.
‘With my Chelsea hat on, 13 years a player there obviously, you have a feeling for it and it is not easy. It is not nice, and it doesn't happen to Chelsea much so when it does, it is a shock,’ said the Derby boss, according to Sky Sports.
‘For Chelsea, it [was] a tough day. I don't have to stay that too much because the people that are living it now - the players, the staff, the fans who travel and follow the team - will be feeling it.
‘With all top teams, the important thing is that you come back strong - no matter [after] what type of defeat. It is what makes top teams, resilience, and Chelsea as a club will have it.’
Lineker likes look of Pulisic
Gary Lineker feels that Christian Pulisic can make a big impression at Stamford Bridge and become a ‘superstar; for Chelsea.
In an interview with website football.london, the former England international captain-turned-pundit said that he was impressed by the American winger, who was signed by the Blues from Borussia Dortmund in January.
‘He is talented, there's no question about that,’ said Lineker of the 20-year-old, who will move to London at the end of this season.
‘It's good to see a young American talent because if he does become a superstar that will be a real lift for the game over the other side of the pond.
‘He's got a lot of talent and it will be interesting to see how he does at Chelsea. He's got a real chance.’
Rosler looks ahead to Europa clash
Malmo manager Uwe Rosler feels that his side are ready to take on Chelsea in the Europa League after a warm-weather training camp in southern Spain which included three friendly games against east European clubs.
With the new Swedish season not kicking off until this weekend, Malmo geared up for the clash against the Blues with a 2-0 loss and 1-1 draw with Russian side Krasnador and a goalless stalemate with Ukrainian giants Dynamo Kiev in Marbella.
They have now returned to home for the Europa League match, which will be played in much chillier conditions in front of a sell-out crowd in Malmo on Thursday.
‘The players and I are happy with the training camp as a whole,’ said the former Manchester City forward to Malmo’s official club website.
‘We are now as good as we can be in this phase of our preparation and we are look forward to an evening match, a full house and all the energy it will give us. I'm really looking forward to the Chelsea match.’