Can Chelsea turn it around? Read what Lampard has to say before the game starts

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Chelsea have been involved in some fairytale happening in the Champions League, and the fans will look back at the 2012 Champions League season when Chelsea won the Champions League.

Chelsea had lost to Napoli in the first leg meeting of the round of 16 clash, as Napoli defeated the Blues 3-1. But it was a different Chelsea side in the return leg as the Blues won 4-1 to go through. Chelsea would eventually lift the Champions League in what was a spectacular year, with Frank Lampard captaining Chelsea in the final.

There has been a lot of surprise comeback stories in the Champions League, and we saw Liverpool pull a surprise comeback to beat Barcelona 4-0 last season, exactly the goals Chelsea need to go through.

Speaking of the history of turnarounds in the competition, Lampard said: “Historical turnarounds in football don’t matter.

“It’s about what the players do on the day. I will try and be very positive with them and try and inspire them to do something special, but we have to work first and foremost and approach the game in the right way.

“All guns blazing or keep it tight, that’s not exactly the conversation. We have to get our game right for the game as a whole. We’ll have to respect their ability on the ball and defend very well. We didn’t defend well enough at Stamford Bridge which is why we conceded three goals in a short space of time.

“We have to trust if we move the ball well and play confidently we can cause most teams problems. We will need to get our game absolutely spot on to compete and try and turn this around.”

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