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Lampard - The Blues can overturn the two-goal deficit at Stamford Bridge.

Frank Lampard insists Chelsea stars must play better when they host Real Madrid next week

Chelsea interim boss Frank Lampard hasn’t thrown in the towel, despite the Blues losing 2-0 to Real Madrid as he believes ‘special things can happen at Stamford Bridge.’

The Chelsea legend Lampard, who returned to the West London club after the sacking of Graham Potter, insists that they can overturn the two-goal deficit at home when the LaLiga giants visit in six days' time.

The Spanish club won the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Chelsea at the Bernabeu, thanks to goals from Karim Benzema and substitute Marco Asensio.

'We had our chances' at the Bernabeu

Chelsea interim boss Frank Lampard to BT Sport: "I'm proud of the 10 men. The disappointing thing is we give away a set piece and switch off. I don't think they carved us open at 10 men. That was due to spirit. We had our chances - Joao Felix, Raheem Sterling, Mason Mount.

"Some good things but the result is the reality. Special things can happen at Stamford Bridge. We have to believe.

"There is a lot there for us, as good a team as they are. There's a bit of a lack of belief. The players don't know how good they are.

"There was some good in there. Next week will be a big fight."

Asked of the injury to defender Kalidou Koulibaly, Lampard replied: "People come in, Marc Cucurella comes in and does his job. A big deal is losing a player like Ben Chilwell.

"There are some details and mindset stuff, we have to be more positive. If we do that... I've been involved in those nights at Stamford Bridge. We keep going."

'Madrid must be ready for the next game'

Carlo Ancelotti, who became the manager to record the most Champions League wins (35) while in charge of Real Madrid, surpassing Vicente del Bosque (34) said: "Don't forget that Chelsea are a good team with good players. We won 2-0 and took advantage of this game. It is not done yet. We need to fight and sacrifice at Stamford Bridge.

"This is normal, it is the quarter-final of the Champions League. We are satisfied for the game. It was a good game and we need to be ready for the next one.

"When we played against 10 men they put in a low block and it was not easy to find a solution. We spent a lot of energy in the game to press high. At the end, we were not so fresh to find a solution. But the result and performance were good.

"I know football really well. My players understand there is another 90 minutes to play. It will be difficult and we have to be ready.

"I have good memories of Frank Lampard. A fantastic player. I hope for them, he will be a fantastic manager. Not necessarily on Tuesday!"

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