Related

Article

Lampard excited by derby clash

17 March 2013 14:16

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is looking forward to experiencing the 'extra edge' of his side's derby clash against his former club West Ham.

The Champions League holders host West Ham on Sunday with a victory vital for their hopes of finishing in the top four and qualifying for Europe's elite club competition.

Despite the disappointment of trailing league leaders Manchester United by 22 points, Lampard insists Rafael Benitez's side must forget their Europa League and FA Cup campaigns on Sunday and focus on a strong league finish.

"It's a big game, particularly in the first few years I was here (at Chelsea) – less so now as time's gone by but it's a big game and comes at a very important time for us," he told the club's website.

"Because of the cup games that have been going on we must keep our eye firmly on the league and where we want to finish because of what it means for next season, so for us it's a massive game.

"For West Ham I think they're pretty much secure now in the league but a London derby will always bring an extra edge to it anyway."

Chelsea are two points clear of fifth-placed Arsenal and have a game in hand over Arsene Wenger's men.

They face Manchester United in an FA Cup quarter-final replay and meet Russian side Rubin Kazan in the Europa League.

Sponsored links

Info

Competition
Premier League
Date
17 March 2013
Game week
30
Kick-off
17:00
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
2 - 0
Venue
Stamford Bridge (London)
Attendance
41639

Goals

F. Lampard 19'
(assist by E. Hazard) 
1 - 0
E. Hazard 50'
(assist by Mata) 
2 - 0

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
11
26
12
2
9
22
34
# Player Bookings
14
5
9
3
18
29
30

Saturday 23 August

Friday 22 August

23:32
23:26
22:34
22:27
22:22
21:53
20:46
20:46
19:44
18:41
18:27
18:25
18:01
17:56
17:33
17:29
17:27
17:17
17:02
16:37
16:28
16:03
15:25
15:22
15:05
14:09
14:00
13:33
13:31
12:23
12:16
11:57
11:54
11:26
10:50
10:24
09:52
09:31
09:29
07:24
06:18
05:29
04:47
03:50
03:20
02:46
02:35
00:13

Thursday 21 August

23:44
23:38
23:04
22:36
22:27
22:19
21:48
21:40
21:34
20:55
20:27
20:17
20:11
20:10
20:04
19:39
18:49
18:23
18:11
18:08
17:53
17:38
17:35
17:21
17:08
16:57
16:57
16:46
16:41
16:26
16:19
16:09
16:09
15:59
15:48
15:42
15:22
14:38
14:26
14:04
13:34
13:27
13:05
12:57
12:55
12:54
12:20
11:25
10:58
10:48
10:11
10:04
09:45
09:41
08:34
08:18
07:12
07:06
06:33
06:00
05:59
05:58
05:52
05:38
04:33
04:32
04:03
03:38
03:10
00:59

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 1 +2 3
2 1 +2 3
3 1 +1 3
4 1 +1 3
5 1 +1 3
6 1 +1 3
7 1 +1 3
8 1 +1 3
9 1 +0 1
10 1 +0 1
11 1 +0 1
12 1 +0 1
13 1 -1 0
14 1 -1 0
15 1 -1 0
16 1 -1 0
17 1 -1 0
18 1 -1 0
19 1 -2 0
20 1 -2 0

Facebook