Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has had his say on the Champions League group stage draw billed for Thursday.
Ahead of the group stage draw, Lampard told reporters that Chelsea potentially face a big challenge in the competition due to the two-window transfer ban slammed on the Premier League team.
The ex-Chelsea midfielder went on to say that his players will give their best in the competition.
Frank Lampard also praised the strength of the Premier League teams ahead of this season’s Champions League especially Manchester City and Liverpool.
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Premier League champions Manchester City reached the quarterfinals last season before they were eliminated by fellow English top-flight side Tottenham Hotspur.
Liverpool won the competition after their win over Tottenham Hotspur in their final clash.
The Reds sealed their sixth European title with the 2-0 win over Spurs.
Frank Lampard and Chelsea are in pot 1 of the Champions League group stage draw despite the fact that the Blues are returning to the competition after a one-year absence.
Chelsea qualified for the competition after finishing in the third position at the end of the Premier League last season.
Lampard knows what it takes to win the Champions League as he was part of the Chelsea team that won the competition in 2012.