Frank Lampard admits Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min will ‘comfortably’ beat his goal combination record as the Tottenham forwards close in on the all-time landmark.
Lampard’s partnership with Didier Drogba is statistically the most fruitful in the history of the Premier League, the duo having combined for a record-breaking 36 goals during a hugely successful period together at Chelsea.
That record is now in danger of being bettered following a sensational start to the season for Spurs stars Kane and Son, who have moved up to 29 goal combinations following their fine form over the opening months of the campaign.
Nine of those combinations have come this season to fire Spurs to the top of the division, with Lampard preparing to face the in-form duo this weekend as Chelsea host the league leaders at Stamford Bridge.
The Chelsea boss praised the duo and suggested it is a matter of time before the record is broken, given the performances of Kane and Son so far this season.
“They are certainly a threat to that record and they are going to beat it comfortably with the way they are playing,” the 42-year-old stated. “I have got no qualms about that record.
“It is something me and Didier would be proud of to a degree but this is football and it moves on. Players of their level will always test that.”
Lampard admits he is well aware of the threat posed by Tottenham’s attacking options on Sunday, and is hopeful his side can develop their own understandings in the coming seasons following an expensive summer of recruitment.
“Yes, I am aware of their threat,” he added. “You look at the numbers they produce, both of them. Their link-up play and understanding is clear. Fair play to them, the coach and the way they work as a team.
“So it is something we have to be aware of and we can’t look beyond that. It is a big strength of theirs but it is not their only strength, there’s lots of different areas. We have to try and nullify that and make the most of our positives in our squad.
“I spoke a lot about relationships in the early part of the season because we brought some players in and the transitional feel of that. With players like Son and Kane, they have worked on that for a good few years now and I suppose we are in the early stages of that.
“I would love our players to gain relationships like that, so they know what each other are doing and have that level of talent.”