One of Liverpool’s most improved players this season has been Lucas Leiva. The defensive midfielder has been the focus of much of the Liverpool fans’ frustration in recent seasons, but his revival under Kenny Dalglish has been impressive. When the Premier League returns from the international break, Lucas will once again take up his position in front of the Liverpool back-four to fend off the advances of Frank Lampard.
Lampard so far this season has continued to prove why he is one of England’s elite players. Scoring six goals so far this season and starting every game, he has been impressive in his inclusion as one of the bright spots in Andre Villas-Boas’ Chelsea side. A player certainly in the twilight of his career has helped his side sustain a decent challenge on the Premier League title behind Manchester City and Manchester United.
Going into this important tie against rivals Liverpool, Lampard will certainly be one of the focal points of Chelsea’s attack and hopes of earning all 3pts.
Can Lucas continue his impressive form and stop one of the Premier League’s in-form players, or will Chelsea continue their resurgence following the disappointing defeat to London-rivals Arsenal a few weeks ago?
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