The manager has not been able to bring in any new players this summer due to the transfer ban imposed on the Chelsea whereas, on the other hand, Man United have managed to make a number of top signings including the one of Harry Maguire last week.
But talking about the outcome of the Chelsea vs Man United clash, Frank Lampard has revealed that he wants to emulate ex-Man United boss Jose Mourinho’s successful start at Chelsea though in the long run, he would want to have a legacy of himself.
“I remember the game, we didn’t play particularly well, it wasn’t a great game. We won 1-0 and it was a nice start for us because we’d had a good pre-season and all of our standards were lifted by Jose Mourinho,” said Lampard.
“It would be great to have that momentum after a first game – it’s the same because it’s both the same teams we are talking about but it’s not the end of the story.
“We’re going to a tough place in Old Trafford. The thing with football, and especially the top of the Premier League, is you can lose at those places. But we have to have a bigger picture than that.
“But, yes, of course, if we can get the early momentum by going there and getting a result, it certainly helped in the Jose Mourinho days and it will help us.
“I have too many experiences with managers that to name one would feel almost be disrespectful to the others,
“What I would say is I can take tips or ideas from all of my managers. I try and be myself through that, I don’t try and be a Jose Mourinho or a Carlo Ancelotti, Guus Hiddink.
“I try and be myself but with influences from them, because some managers are more people managers, some managers are more tactical managers. I think if you strive to try and find that, it’s not natural.
“I was fortunate enough to play under a lot and get tips but I’m not going to give you one name.”
Chelsea and Man United have a pretty well-matched squad on paper but some experts feel that the exit of David Luiz could have a serious impact on the Blues’ backline when they take on Manchester United.