It is time for the master versus the student this weekend.
Chelsea face Everton with Carlo Ancelotti taking on Frank Lampard. The Chelsea boss was a PL winner under Ancelotti a decade back and it will sure be a fascinating match to watch again.
Ahead of the game, Lampard has praised Carlo the coach and the man.
Asked about whether he has tried to model himself on Ancelotti in any way, Lampard says: “I’d never try to take something from someone as such but I was heavily influenced by him as player and as a man.
“He is right at the top when I speak about the managers I’ve worked with for everything about him, the huge success he has had at a number of clubs.
“One to one I found him to be a great coach, a great man and I look forward at all times to seeing him and speaking to him.”
Lampard also warned his Chelsea team of the danger Everton can pose despite their recent slump.
“That’s the nature of the Premier League, they started very well and have quality players, and have a fantastic manager who is one of the best in the world,” said Lampard.
“The Premier League is unforgiving. We all have patches where results are challenging but it doesn’t change my thoughts about how I approach Everton.
“They are a very good side, with quality individuals, who can win games.
“I’m focusing on their strengths and dangers when we go there.”