Frank Lampard tips Tottenham pair to break long-standing Premier League record

Frank Lampard has backed Harry Kane and Son Heung-min to break an esteemed Premier League record he set with Didier Drogba.

Lampard and Droga formed one of the most fearsome partnerships in the division’s history and combined to score a record 36 goals in the top flight.

But Tottenham stars Kane and Son are on course to break that record and have already scored from each other’s assists 29 times.

Their tally is currently on par with some of the great Premier League partnerships of years gone by, including those of David Silva and Sergio Aguero, and Thierry Henry and Robert Pires.

Lampard admits Son and Kane are “certainly a threat” to the record

Previewing his side’s clash with Tottenham on Sunday, Chelsea boss Lampard admitted it was a real possibility his and Drogba’s record could be broken.

“They are certainly a threat to that record,” Lampard said. “They are going to beat that comfortably, with the way they’re going.

“Fair play, I’ve got no qualms about that. It’s something me and Didier were proud of but this is football and it moves on.

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Lampard and Drogba combined a Premier League-record 36 times

But Kane and Son are hot on their heels and have already combined 29 times

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“Players of that level will always test that. I’m aware of their threats. You look at the numbers they’re producing, the link-up play, the understanding is clear. Fair play to them and the coach for how they play and work as a team.

“It’s something we have to be aware of. It’s a big strength of theirs but it’s not their only strength, they’re a strong team around that in lots of different areas but we also have to try and nullify those threats and make the most of our strengths.

“With players like Son and Kane, they’ve worked on that relationship for a good few years now.

“We’re in the early stages of that so yes I would love for our players to get those relationships and have that level of talent.”

During Tottenham’s 5-2 victory over Southampton in September, Kane assisted all four of Son’s goals and became the first Englishman to provide four assists in a single Premier League game.

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