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Lampard: Bring On Barca!

Chelsea veteran Frank Lampard believes Barcelona have set the standard but is convinced his Blues side are not far behind.

Chelsea veteran Frank Lampard believes Barcelona have set the standard but is convinced his Blues side are not far behind.

Many have suggested the current Catalan side is one of the greatest of all time and few have doubted the claims. However, Lampard is adamant that Chelsea have the class to take on and beat the Champions League holders if they do face the La Liga champions this season. He said:

“The pressure is cranked up regardless. We have been cranked up from the minute Mr Abramovich came into the club. There might be more pressure ­because people harp on about the fact that we have been close a lot of times. But pressure is always there.

“It seems to get tougher every year because the quality – particularly in Spain and with Barcelona – means the bar has been raised.

“Barcelona are the model. We know that.

“But there is no way that Chelsea are that far behind. We have shown we have the ability if it comes to playing ­Barcelona.”

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  1. Marc

    September 12, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Are you serious Frank? Laughable!

  2. Tim Lovejoy

    September 13, 2011 at 3:17 am

    Why laughable?

    The best english teams against Barca were Arsenal last year and Chelsea in the Ovrebo game.
    Chelsea have no complex against Barca.

    United went from being terrible in 2009 to being embarassing last year and no one wants to see them again this year.

    Arsenal dont have the same midfield so they wont repeat but in Lampard’s mind and of many people, they were better than Barca the last time they played and believe they can succeed.

    Right now, the only teams Barca has to worry about are Real (who has learned so much since the 5-0 drubbing 12months ago and are IN Barca’s head), City and Chelsea.
    Inter is not a shadow of the Mourinho led team that beat Barca in 2010. AC got runover by Gareth Bale and Spurs.
    And Rubin Kazan isnt here this year.

    Face it, Cheski, Citeh and Real are the only hopes to beat Barca.

    Let’s face it, they cant be worse than United was. That game was a bigger embarrassment than their win against a 10man reserve squad from Arsenal.

    • davinco

      September 13, 2011 at 9:18 am

      Nice1 guy,forget fading lampard. I wonder d legs he will use against barca.

  3. emeka uwameziem

    September 13, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    chelsea can face any team in the world under AVB

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