Chelsea legend Frank Lampard expects Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech to receive a great reception at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.
Cech, who departed west London in favour of a move to the Emirates this past summer, is set to take to the Bridge for the first time as an opposition player.
Despite Cech signing for one of the club's Premier League rivals, Lampard, who spent time at Manchester City when he left Chelsea, claims the Blues faithful 'will never forget' what the veteran 'keeper did for the club.
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The shot-stopper, of course, was on the winning side when the two teams met at Wembley in this season's curtain raiser and he will be hoping to keep another clean sheet against his former club this afternoon.
Lampard certainly expects the Chelsea fans to respect their former hero, stating on Instagram: "I know big Pete will get the reception he deserves at the Bridge. Chelsea fans will never forget what he did for the club. Great pro and a great bloke who gave his everything for the club to the end. #legend @petrcech"
Today's clash certainly shouldn't be underestimated. Ultimately, it's a huge game for both sides in their pursuit of success this season. Arsenal, despite losing to West Ham on the opening day of the Premier League campaign, have enjoyed a steady start on the domestic scene.
Chelsea, on the other hand, have endured a torrid opening to the campaign, so must secure all three points this lunchtime. It looks set to be an interesting day for Cech, who could hurt the Blues with a fine performance.
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