Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has urged his side to be wary of ‘wounded’ Watford despite this weekend’s opponent’s lowly position at the bottom of the Premier League.
Chelsea make the short trip to Vicarage Road on Saturday evening to face a Watford side that remain winless so far this season, with Quique Sanchez Flores’ side rooted to the foot of the division following a torrid start to the campaign.
By contrast, Lampard’s exciting young side will be seeking a fifth consecutive league win, having enjoyed a strong run of form which has lifted Chelsea into the Premier League‘s top four.
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Despite the contrasting fortunes of the two sides, however, Lampard admits he remains wary of a Watford side who he is expecting to provide a tough test this weekend.
When asked if this is the sort of game Chelsea need to take three points from, Lampard said: “We do all of them.
“On paper, they are bottom of the league but they are wounded and a good team.
“The good thing about our winning run was how we dealt with different challenges.
“Watford will be another test for us. If you want to be top four you need to show consistency.”