After drawing Manchester United in the Carabao Cup Fourth Round, Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is expecting a tough match when the two sides clash in October.
Chelsea whitewashed Grimsby 7-1 as they ended the game with six academy graduates on the pitch. United, on the other hand, labored to victory against League One side Rochdale needing penalties after a 1-1 draw with Mason Greenwood scoring in the 68th minute.
Speaking in a press conference after their win over Grimsby, Lampard reacted to facing United, "I think a lot can happen in football in a short time. This next round of the draw isn't coming around tomorrow. We have to respect that they have good players. They beat us 4-0 albeit it wasn't a 4-0 [on performance].
"I am not going to sit here and talk down Man United because it will be a tough game no matter what way you look at it. The beauty about today is that we made this game look easy but these games can be tough.
"I think I would rather from a distance, and having not watched the game, give Rochdale credit for taking them all the way. Man United will bring a strong team here."