“My job is just to prepare the game, look at the opponent, see their strengths, our strengths and see if we can see weaknesses there,” stated Lampard.
“I perceive if folks do name us the underdogs as a result of the Bayern Munich staff is so sturdy and for those who have a look at the staff, the medals, the expertise they’ve, perhaps we do not need that have.
“But this stuff are there to vary. The underdog is there to show these issues round, these are a few of the finest tales in sport. I’m centered on what it will take to win these two matches.”
‘Form of his life’
The apparent menace to Chelsea comes from Robert Lewandowski, who has scored 10 of his 38 targets this season within the Champions League.
“Robert in the intervening time is enjoying within the type of his life, he is match and stuffed with confidence,” stated Bayern boss Hansi Flick.
“He has an actual run in the intervening time and we hope that he’ll proceed that right here within the final 16 in opposition to Chelsea.”
Lampard has bemoaned Chelsea’s incapacity to show probabilities into targets this season and admitted to being a giant admirer of the Polish striker.
“Form of his life means one thing particular with Lewandowski due to how particular he has been persistently in Europe for a few years,” added Lampard. “Everything about him is prime class.”
The appointment of Flick on a short lived foundation after the sacking of Niko Kovac in November has helped propel Bayern again to the highest of the Bundesliga with a run of eight wins and one draw of their final 9 video games.
Chelsea got here via a troublesome group to knock out final season’s semi-finalists Ajax and attain the final 16, however Lampard is aware of it’ll take rather more to interrupt Bayern’s hearts in Europe once more.
“Against a staff like Bayern Munich within the knockout levels of the Champions League, the degrees must go up.
“I do know they’d difficulties earlier within the season, however it’s a membership that appears to beat difficulties due to the energy of the gamers, the membership itself, the construction, the followers.
“I’ve an enormous quantity of respect for Bayern Munich.”