UEFA Super Cup: ‘I hope Chelsea win, but Liverpool are better’ – Former Blues defender Dan Petrescu fears another defeat could pile pressure on Frank Lampard

Former Chelsea defender Dan Petrescu fears defeat to Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup could pile pressure on Frank Lampard after just two games in charge.

The rookie manager’s Blues side suffered a heavy 4-0 defeat in their Premier League opener against Manchester United on Sunday.

Frank Lampard suffered a nightmare start to his Chelsea reign against Manchester United

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And they will now face high-flying Liverpool just three days later in Istanbul – the stage of the Reds’ famous 2005 Champions League triumph.

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It’s tough start to the new season for Chelsea and Lampard, as they face a team that was not only crowned European champions but also finished just one point behind Premier League winners Manchester City.

And Petrescu – now manager of Romanian club CFR Cluj, who knocked Celtic out of Champions League qualifying on Tuesday – admits the Blues will be up against it in Turkey.

“I hope Chelsea win, but I’m afraid Liverpool are better,” he said on Wednesday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.

Frank Lampard and assistant Jody Morris prepare their Chelsea team for Wednesday’s Super Cup clash against Liverpool

“Frank is my friend and Jody Morris is also, we played together.

“I hope they do well.


“The fans love them, but they need results as quickly as possible because in football, without results, it’s possible you will leave.”

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