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Lampard: "Form goes out the window in a derby game"

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard spoke to the media ahead of the 26 December Boxing Day clash as Chelsea make the short trip to North London to face Arsenal.

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard speaking ahead of the Boxing Day Premier League clash away to Arsenal stated insists that form is no barometer in such games.

"When you play a derby form does go out the window. Sometimes the idea of playing the derby is the spur that the team needs to try to get a result.

"So we have to expect the best Arsenal, which is a really good footballing team, with really good players, well-coached, rotations in their team, lots of threats in attacking areas. That's what I expect, so we have to prepare for that."