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Oct 1, 2009

Frank Lampard unconcerned by Chelsea's form

Frank Lampard insists he is not worried by Chelsea's poor displays in their last two games as they prepare for Sunday's clash against Liverpool.

• Apoel Nicosia 0-1 Chelsea
• Harris: Lampard in a rut
• Ancelotti rages at reaction

The Blues lost 3-1 in the Premier League to Wigan last weekend and secured an unconvincing 1-0 victory over Apoel Nicosia in the Champions League on Wednesday night to leave some question marks over the make-up of Carlo Ancelotti's side.

Lampard, however, despite not scoring in his last eight ganmes, insists there is no need to panic as the Blues remain firmly in the hunt for domestic and Europe glory.

"I don't know why people say we're not clicking. We have only lost one game this season. We lost against Wigan and we didn't play well there at all. We have now come to Apoel and won so that's what counts," the England international told the Evening Standard. "If you look over the season, we have clicked together as a team. We try to win every game and when we don't we just try harder in the next match.

"It's a big game on Sunday against Liverpool but they lost the other night and will be trying to improve as well. The added bonus is that we have won our match in Europe and with a clean sheet as well. We hope to qualify as soon as we can."

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Petr Cech says he saw enough positives in the side's performance against APOEL to give him confidence ahead of the Stamford Bridge clash.

''I think the first half was good, we controlled the game and made it easy for us,'' he told the club's official website. ''We had the right game plan to control the counter attack, and when they had the ball we knew how to eliminate the danger.

''When you start the second half and give away the ball, then of course in the Champions League the opponents have the quality to make the game difficult for you and that's what happened.

''We knew how to cope with the pressure in the end and we managed to win which is important. At this stage three points are very good and we are happy with it. We had to fight hard in the end to get a result, which is very positive for us.''

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