Lampard Won't Underestimate Struggling Man Utd

Lampard Won't Underestimate Struggling Man Utd

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard believes home advantage could be crucial in his side's Carabao Cup fourth-round tie with Manchester United, but is wary of underestimating their out-of-form opponents.

Chelsea thrashed Grimsby 7-1 on Tuesday Wednesday to give Lampard his first victory at Stamford Bridge since taking charge in July at the club where he spent the bulk of his playing career.

United, who have won just once in the league since beating Chelsea 4-0 on the opening weekend of the season, struggled to a penalty-shootout victory over League One Rochdale at Old Trafford.

"I was just watching the penalties. It's a big draw, two big teams and I'm pleased we're at home. We'll see," Lampard said of the tie, which will take place on the week commencing October 28.

"I think a lot can happen in football in a short time. The next round is not coming tomorrow. We have to respect the fact they have good players.

"They beat us 4-0... so I'm certainly not going to stand here and talk Man United down.

"It's going to be a tough game, and the beauty of what we did on Wednesday night was make the game look pretty easy." Follow us on Twitter and on Facebook

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