Chelsea boss Lampard: Thiago Silva key facing Kane and Spurs attack

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has no doubts Thiago Silva will be up to face Harry Kane and Tottenham tomorrow.

Lampard hopes Thiago Silva can make the difference.

"Harry Kane will probably play against most defences in world football and give them a problem so I don't want to tempt fate," explained Lampard.

"But with Thiago's qualities, which he has shown already positionally and through his years of experience, he can help deal with these things individually."

Lampard also cited the 36-year-old's transformative impact on the Chelsea rearguard, referencing the veteran defender's ability to coax improved performances from those around him as well as himself.

"As much as his individual impact, the influence is what he's giving off to other players around him," the boss continued.

"The major part for me when you play against clever players like Kane and Son is that your concentration levels are absolutely spot-on and you then have desire to deal with situations, to keep clean sheets, and Thiago gives off that.

"I hope his individual talent deals with them on Sunday but also as a unit we have to make sure we deal with them and Thiago is a leader at the back-end of the pitch in terms of that."