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Frank Lampard: Chelsea spirit will make us champions again

13 Dec 2010 18:31:27

Frank Lampard: Chelsea spirit will make us champions again

Back in action: Lampard comes on against Tottenham Frank Lampard has 'no doubt' Chelsea will retain the Barclays Premier League crown if they continue to show the spirit that won them a point at Tottenham on Sunday. The 1-1 draw might have marked five League games without a win - the Blues worst run for a decade - but the England midfielder insists it was a step in the right direction. Lampard, who came off the bench at White Hart Lane for his first appearance in three-and-a-half months, said: 'If we play with the spirit we played, I have no doubt we'll win the league, because we've got the quality in our team. 'Injuries have been tough on us, certain moments have been tough onus. But with the spirit and ability we've got in our team, if we play like that, I've got all confidence that we can do it. 'It's very tough. We have to fight on a few fronts. Man City are there now; Man United, Arsenal as we know; teams like Tottenham are pushing behind. 'So we have to be at our best. But I think if we are at our best then I think we can go and win it.' For all the positives they took in coming from behind at Spurs, Chelsea should have won when Didier Drogba stepped up to take an injury-time penalty. Drogba had already levelled Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko's first-half goal, but a soft spot-kick was well saved by Heurelho Gomes. Spot of bother: Drogba fluffs his last-ditch spot kick against Spurs Lampard normally takes penalties, but admitted: 'I trained two days with the lads this week and haven't practised a penalty in three months. 'I always like to practise them and I thought it would've been wrong for me to come on and try to take personal glory scoring a winner on my return rather than Didi take it, who's been fit and playing and practising and scoring them. 'Listen, I could easily say I would've buried it but that's not the case always - we can all miss them - and credit for Didier for stepping up. 'Hopefully, I can practise some in the week and get back on them.' Manager Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed he expects to start Lampard against Manchster United on Sunday.  Chelsea to unleash Lampard against Man United after comeback from injuryAncelotti insists Chelsea are back despite Drogba's penalty miss at SpursSpurs 1 Chelsea 1: Drogba only half punishes Gomes gaffesCHELSEA FC


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