Chelsea manager Frank Lampard reveals Thiago Silva can help stop Harry Kane

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard reveals Thiago Silva can help stop Harry Kane

The Chelsea boss is under no illusions about the quality of the Tottenham striker however, Thiago's experience and leadership might go a long way to stopping Kane.

The veteran will also ensure the Blues' concentration level won't drop off, Lampard hopes.

"Let’s be fair to Harry Kane, he can probably play against most defenders in world football and give them a problem," Frank Lampard told reporters ahead of the London derby.

"I don’t want to tempt fate but with Thiago’s qualities, his positioning and his experience, he can deal with these things individually. But as much as that, the influence is what he gives to others around him.

"The major thing when you play against players as clever as Kane and Son is that your concentration levels are absolutely spot on and you have the desire to deal with situations and keep clean sheets. Thiago gives off that.

"His individual talent, yes, but also as a unit, we have to make sure and Thiago is the leader of that unit when you look at the back end of the pitch."

Harry Kane and Son Heung-min are obviously the biggest dangers in the Spurs team: they alone have scored 16 goals in this Premier League campaign, with Kane providing 9 assists - most of them to the South Korean forward.

Thiago Silva, meanwhile, has helped improve Chelsea defending massively - they have just conceded 2 goals in last 8 games, but Tottenham might well be the toughest challenge in this run of games.

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