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Former Chelsea and Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard expects one or both of his former clubs to be the best clubs in the Premier League and possibly in all of Europe.
According to the Daily Star, the 36-year-old midfielder who ended his Premier League career on loan to Manchester City believes that Chelsea and Man City are the only the game in town and ruled out the possibility of Arsenal or Manchester United winning the Championship next season.
“They (Manchester City and Chelsea) are very much a replica of each other,” Lampard said. “And I think they’ll be the top two clubs in English football for the next few years, and hopefully going into Europe.”
Lampard believes that the extensive resources the two clubs possess will enable them to build themselves even bigger in the years to come.
“They’ve got great foundations, they’re looking to the future with the training grounds and the academies, the squads as they are, and I think that will be the way it will be.
“From being inside the camps at Chelsea and Manchester City, I know what they’ve got and I know the quality.
“Chelsea certainly deserved to win the title this year because of the way they played and the consistency level, and it’s all up for grabs again next year.”
Manchester City and Chelsea have collectively won four of the last six Premier League Championships, with Man City winning it all in the 2011-12 and 2013-14 seasons while Chelsea took home the crown in the 2009-10 and 2014-15 seasons.