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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard: Sevilla play like a Premier League team

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard rates Sevilla as a Premier League-type team.

Chelsea are at Sevilla tonight in the Champions League.

Lampard said, "I think they are a fantastic team.

"We felt that when they played at Stamford Bridge, it was a difficult match for us. They have a really great coach, it is very evident when you watch his teams play that he is a top coach, with the style of the team, the work he must do behind the scenes.

"They have a lot that reminds me of Premier League teams in terms of their attributes, the physicality, the speed of their game, with their willingness to cross balls into the box and the energy in their team. I expect it to be a tough match."

Lampard continued: "The key for us, and this is for Champions League games generally but especially with a team with the qualities of Sevilla and the players they have is our concentration and focus when we work without the ball, because Sevilla are very competent on the ball.

"They play very well in possession so we have to improve on how we played at Stamford Bridge where we weren't quite as good as we should be.

"We just need to go there with confidence. We are playing well, we will respect them as a team, but the way we were playing, if we can keep the level of form, I expect us to be able to go there and really compete against them, as good a side as they are."

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