Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard expects 'proper' Wembley semi-final

Frank Lampard: Chelsea man says they have a lot of respect for Man City

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Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard admits he is relishing Sunday's FA Cup semi-final clash against Manchester City at Wembley.

The Blues reached the Europa League last four on Thursday thanks to a hard-earned aggregate success against Rubin Kazan, but now attentions have turned to an in-form City side.

The Stamford Bridge club are seeking a fifth FA Cup triumph in seven years and Lampard, who could be in the final weeks of his 11-year spell at the club, is targeting yet more silverware.

"It's a tournament that's been pretty good to us," Lampard said.

"We've just performed very well and we've got good success. That can change the minute you don't perform so well.

"Against a team of Man City's quality, you can't take any positives from previous history.

"If they're at their best, we're below our best, they'll probably win the game, and vice-versa. You're talking about two very good teams.

"We've got a lot of respect for them and I think it will be a good match, especially if both teams are at their best. You'll see a proper Wembley semi-final."

Roberto Mancini's 2011 winners have all but relinquished their Premier League title to champions-elect Manchester United, but are sure to be boosted by their win at Old Trafford on Monday.

"There's a few key threats for them," Lampard said. "(Carlos) Tevez is a fantastic player. I love his energy and his quality. He's always a threat and he's done it against us a few times.

"(Sergio) Aguero, what he did the other night (scoring against United), speed off the mark, his ability.

"I think they'll probably be on a high from their last result in the league, but other than that I think it's an even start with two good teams."

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