Lampard refusing to panic

07 October 2009 09:41
// A bit of a hack but it works// The article snippet is wrapped onto a second line, even when #article-sub is emptyif( $("div#article-sub").children().length == 0 ) {$("div#article-sub").remove();} Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is refusing to panic despite struggling to find the net for the Blues this season.[LNB] Lampard's only club goal so far this term came from the penalty spot against Sunderland and he has now gone nine games without hitting the target.[LNB]The England international has clocked up at least 20 goals in each of his last four seasons with the Stamford Bridge side.[LNB]And his next strike will make him the fifth highest scorer in Chelsea's history, as he is currently level with Jimmy Greaves on 132.[LNB]But Lampard is not concerned by his struggles so far this term, and is confident that the goals will soon start to flow again.[LNB]FrustratingHe told the Daily Express: "The only difference for me this season is that I've found myself a bit further forward earlier on in games. [LNB]"I don't think the amount of chances I have been getting has changed. They just haven't gone in for me so far. [LNB]"But there are always these patches in a season and you just have to get through that.[LNB]"Sometimes it gets frustrating when you get three or four opportunities and still don't score. But I know there will be games later on in the season and it will go in."[LNB]AdaptLampard does not feel that any change to Chelsea's style under new boss Carlo Ancelotti is holding him back, and he feels that getting the ball to in-form strike duo Nicolas Anelka and Didier Drogba is key.[LNB]He added: "Systems are fluid and you can over-analyse to find out a reason for why this is happening or that. [LNB]"Good players need to be able to adapt to these things - they change all the time.[LNB]"Whey you have the likes of Drogba and Anelka playing up front, you have to find them and use their qualities - their pace, their power, their strength and their finishing qualities."[LNB]

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