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Daniel Farke: We will have to be at 100% to compete with Chelsea

23 August 2019

Daniel Farke is wary of facing a Chelsea side yet to pick up three points in this year’s Premier League ahead of their visit to Carrow Road on Saturday lunchtime.

Chelsea have only picked up one point from their opening two matches against Manchester United and Leicester City.

But Head Coach Farke is well aware that Frank Lampard’s side will be extra keen to kickstart their season this weekend.

“You can interpret [their form] in different ways,” he said at his pre-match press conference. “To be honest, I would have preferred if they would have already had a win.

“Several players have made it clear during this week that they are highly motivated to get their season going. My feeling is they’ve got their season going already with performances but haven’t got a win so far.

“It’s quite normal at such a big club that the claim is to always play for titles and win each and every game. It’s not so long ago that they won the Premier League title and Champions League.

“We know they are perhaps more dangerous when they are highly motivated and greedy to get their first win under their belts.

“We can’t influence this and we have to go all-in in order to be competitive.”

However, the City boss does think it’s important for his team to be facing a team of such high calibre after their impressive performance and victory over Newcastle last week.

“It’s always a danger after such a performance that there is a bit of complacency and you are not that greedy again.

“It helps that we play against Chelsea. They are 100% a top-class and I don’t have to warn my players, they know in this game we are again the underdogs.

“They know they have to perform at 100% again to have a chance against this side. They are full of top-class players and I think it helps that [we are playing] the name of a top club for sure.”

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