Chelsea will host Aston Villa at the Stamford Bridge on Monday evening and Frank Lampard has praised his former team-mate John Terry for improving Villa’s defence.
Aston Villa has been in a good form at the moment winning four of their last five Premier League matches and kept a clean sheet in all of those games.
They travel to west London on Monday to play against a struggling Chelsea and Frank Lampard is not surprised about Aston Villa’s form.
“I’m sure John has an influence because in my opinion he’s one of the greatest centre-backs to have played in the Premier League and for England,” Lampard said.
“He has an absolute wealth of knowledge of the game so he will be invaluable to Dean Smith and all the staff. Obviously the team are workinh hard and you’ve seen a real big uplift in them, I’m sure there’s a lot of work behind the scenes through John and all the staff there.
“They’re a good team with very good individual players. They’ve obviously added to their squad in a very good way in the off-season. Good manager, good coaches, good players that are playing well.
“They’re having a really good time at the moment, so I’m not completely surprised by it and it’s obviously going yi be a tough match.”