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Lampard bullish ahead of Reds showdown

CHELSEA midfielder Frank Lampard has hit back at critics who say the Blues are yet to click under new boss Carlo Ancelotti.<br /><br />The west Londoners head into Sunday&rsquo;s crunch clash with Liverpool off the back of a scrappy win at Apoel Nicosia and a shock defeat at Wigan.<br /><br />But with nine wins under their belt from 10 games, Lampard believes their results prove they are strong enough to take on their Premier League title rivals.<br /><br />&ldquo;I don&rsquo;t know why people say we&rsquo;re not clicking,&rdquo; said Lampard. &ldquo;We&rsquo;ve only lost one game this season. We lost against Wigan and we didn&rsquo;t play well there at all. If you look over the season, we&rsquo;ve clicked together as a team. We try to win every game and when we don&rsquo;t we just try harder. It&rsquo;s a big game against Liverpool but they lost the other night and will be trying to improve as well.&rdquo;<br /><br />Ancelotti, meanwhile, has leapt to the defence of Lampard, who is yet to find his shooting boots. Usually the source of 20 goals a season, he has netted just once this time. The Italian said: &ldquo;I&rsquo;m not worried because Lampard will score and he is working hard for the team.&rdquo;