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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard insists David Luiz is not Arsenal weak link and has ‘real respect’ for ex-teammate

July 31, 2020


Chelsea boss Frank Lampard insists he has huge respect for David Luiz as he prepares to come up against his one-time team-mate and the player he sold last year.


Lampard sold Luiz to Arsenal for £8million shortly after taking over as Chelsea manager and the Brazilian will hope to come back to haunt him in tomorrow’s FA Cup Final.


Luiz divides opinion but Lampard says he knows the influence the centre-back could have at Wembley.


Asked if he sees Luiz as a weak link in the Arsenal team, Lampard said: “I certainly haven’t. I have a real respect for David as a team-mate that I played with in the Champions League we won in 2012. The bond of that group was huge and David was a big personality and a top player within that.

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