Frank Lampard has warned Chelsea's rivals not to write the Blues out of the title race.
Chelsea face Manchester United at Stamford Bridge, knowing they desperately need a win to keep their flailing title hopes alive.
And Lampard admits they are desperate for a positive result.
On the ball: Lampard tackles Damien Duff during Chelsea's clash with Fulham last month
He said: 'The mood is good. Whether we have the best performance or not, it is important to get the result and then we can take it into the next games.
'There is only one way out of a position when you're not playing so well and that's hard work.
'It might not mean the most glorious performances at times but to turn that corner you have to work very hard. That's the message and it is very important we all do that.
'No one is happy we're not doing well but it is very important we don't sulk and go off in corners. It is very important that we take the situation by the scruff of the neck.
Lampard is settling back in to the Chelsea team after his injury lay-off earlier in the season, and he added: 'I am happy to be playing games regularly again. The last few matches I have started to feel completely free of the groin issue.
'I hate missing games and I was a bit frustrated that there was no game at the weekend, that's just the way I am. I always feel better about myself when I get in a rhythm and play regularly.'
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