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Frank Lampard confirms if Chelsea will give Premier League champions Man City guard of honour



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Frank Lampard has offered his position on whether or not Chelsea will give Manchester City a guard of honour at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

Confirmation of Pep Guardiola’s side retaining their Premier League crown came on Saturday with three games to play after Arsenal, who are in second place, fell to a 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.

Taiwo Awoniyi’s goal in the 19th minute ensured Arsenal suffered defeat and left the Gunners with just two wins from their last eight games.

Man City are now four points clear of Arsenal who have just one game left to play, which sees Guardiola’s men crowned champions, again, ahead of their clash against Chelsea on Sunday in Manchester.

In usual circumstances, the opposing team against confirmed champions give them, in this case Man City, a guard of honour to show respect.

Chelsea caretaker manager Frank Lampard was asked about the possibility in his pre-match press conference on Friday.

The 44-year-old was open to the possibility should Arsenal have lost, which they have done, hinting that Chelsea will clap City out onto the pitch on Sunday.

On Friday, Lampard said: “I haven’t (thought about the guard of honour) but we could do.

“I remember getting that as a player and it was something that was very respectful so I would have no problem with that at all.”