Lampard aware of Blackpool potential

CHELSEA midfielder Frank Lampard admits he’s been surprised at how well Blackpool have adapted to life in the Premier League.

The Blues travel to Bloomfield road tonight hoping to build on last week’s superb comeback against Manchester United, but Lampard is expecting a tough challenge from Ian Holloway’s side.

Lampard, who struck the winner against United from the penalty spot, said: “Blackpool have surprised me this season, not so much recently because we’ve come to terms with what they’re doing, but at the beginning of the season I’d have called them to be down there.

“Their manager I’ve got a lot of time for, I like Ian Holloway, he’s very opinionated it’s great to see and very refreshing. Charlie Adam has been one of the players of the season, he makes a real difference for them.”