Lampard sends message to his Chelsea team ahead of important Lille game

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Ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League game against Lille at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has urged his players to improve their chance conversion rate and score early against the Ligue 1 club.

A victory over Lille on Tuesday will guarantee qualification to the next round of the Champions League.

Lampard said: “Quite a lot of it has been chance conversion. Away from home we’ve wrapped up some goals and some really good performances. When you score early in the game at Burnley for instance, or Watford, it changes the face of the game.

“When you’re playing relatively well at home but don’t score for 45 minutes, which has been our problem in a lot of games, you add the pressure on yourself.

“We need to take our chances, especially ones that come early in the game. If you’ve got pressure, you need to convert it.”

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