Oct 1, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Arena Nationala
BucurestiSteaua Bucuresti
FT(HT: 0-2)
Ramires (19', 55'), Georgievski (44' og.), Lampard (90')
Lampard (33'), Cole (50')

Frank Lampard: 'Chelsea must win against Steaua Bucuresti'

Frank Lampard says that Chelsea have the talent in their squad to turn their European fortunes around after losing their opening match of the Champions League.

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has admitted that his side need to beat Steaua Bucuresti in the Champions League on Tuesday.

The Blues came under fire a fortnight ago after they threw away the lead to lose their opening match of Group E 2-1 to Basel at Stamford Bridge.

While he is far from panicking, Lampard feels that the Blues need to put that result behind them and put things right in the table, starting with their trip to Bucuresti.

"We did not perform well and we lost the game, that's what happens in football," Lampard said in a press conference "We have five games left in the group so there's five games for us to put it right.

"I really believe in the squad we have got, the young players we have at Chelsea. It is important for everyone to take on board the manager's ideas. I have a lot of respect for him. He has shown how good he is not just at Chelsea but at all his other clubs.

"We are an experienced team, an experienced squad. Even so you can not afford to underestimate any team in the Champions League. The first game showed that and it's left us needing to win games, starting tomorrow night."

Lampard will make his 93rd appearance in the Champions League should he play on Tuesday.

Chelsea's Frank Lampard celebrates after scoring a free kick against Hull on August 18, 2013
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