Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo praised Chelsea manager Frank Lampard but will stick with his usual plan for the decisive match.

The Premier League season is almost over, but both Chelsea and Wolves still have something to play in their encounter at Stamford Bridge.

Both need to keep their current places in the table; Chelsea have to stay in fourth place to qualify for the Champions League and Wolverhampton need to keep their sixth place for the Europa League.

Ahead of the match, Wolves boss Nuno admitted the task will not be easy as they have to face “fantastic” Chelsea side.

He told the media (via Wolverhampton’s official website): “It’s a big game and a big challenge for us, against a very good team.


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“Chelsea is a fantastic team and Frank [Lampard] is doing a fantastic job. The talent and the quality they have is very good.

“We have to be focused on the game and look at Chelsea as a big opponent, but at the same time, let’s play, let’s compete.”

Nuno said he understands both teams have something at stake in this game but, interestingly, he also thinks this final showdown is “no different than any other”.

“The approach is exactly the same, knowing Chelsea is a very good team, full of quality and talent in their squad,” he said.

While despite needing just one point to secure a top-four finish, Lampard said his side will go for the full three points.

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“We will approach the game to win it,” he said in the pre-match press conference (via Chelsea’s official website).

“There is no other way to approach a game of football. We will do that, prepare right, respect our opponent.

“They are very good, we have seen that all season, we are aware of the situation but we will try to win.”

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