Lampard knows Chelsea will have to be on top form to get the better of City, who have scored eight goals in their two games since the Premier League restarted last week.
“When you play a team of Man City’s level, you can play like we did in that game where we matched them in general play but if you have a couple of moments where you switch off they constantly will have individuals and a way of playing that gives you problems,” Lampard said.
“We’ll have to be at our best. We have to take our chances when we get them because we had some up there that we didn’t take and we also have to be very vigilant about how we defend. The work ethic of the team in a defensive nature has to be huge to try and stop them playing.
“It’s a huge challenge. We know that every time we play City but we have to believe in ourselves, be confident and give it our best because if we do then I have belief in this team that they can go up against anybody.”
Chelsea predicted line up vs Man City – Premier League
(4-3-3): Kepa; James, Rudiger, Zouma, Azpilicueta; Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic; Mount, Pulisic, Abraham
Subs: Caballero, Christensen, Alonso, Loftus-Cheek, Gilmour, Barkley, Pedro, Willian, Giroud
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