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13 Dec 2010 14:00:19

Lampard convinced Chelsea can be champions

Frank Lampard handed Chelsea a huge boost for their faltering Barclays Premier League title defence before declaring he has "no doubt" they will retain their crown if they repeat Sunday's performance at Tottenham.Lampard made a surprise comeback from three-and-a-half months out injured in the Blues' 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane. The 32-year-old played the final 12 minutes of a game the champions should have won, with Didier Drogba missing a stoppage-time penalty that would have put his side back on top of the table.The result extended Chelsea's worst run for a decade but the performance was a step in the right direction from their previous four winless league matches.The west Londoners ended the weekend a point off the summit and midfielder Lampard reckoned emulating yesterday's peformance for the rest of the season would be enough to clinch the title."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," Lampard told Chelsea TV. "Injuries have been tough on us, certain moments have been tough on us."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."


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