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Lampard: I've got Blue blood

January 4, 2012
By ESPN staff

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has reassured fans he is committed to the Blues in the wake of reports he has fallen out with manager Andre Villas-Boas.

Frank Lampard Andre Villas-Boas touchline
GettyImagesFrank Lampard has been a substitute for much of Andre Villas-Boas' Chelsea reign

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The Sun suggested on Tuesday that Villas-Boas did not say a word to Lampard all evening after his winner against Wolves on Monday, fuelling speculation of a rift between the pair.

Lampard has found himself in the unfamiliar position of not being an automatic first-team selection this season, with Villas-Boas preferring to utilise younger players in midfield.

But the England midfielder is still Chelsea's second top scorer, having contributed eight Premier League goals this season - and he feels he has plenty to offer the club in future.

"I'll always be completely committed to Chelsea because they're my club and I love playing for them," Lampard said. "I like to play 90 minutes and can't hide that - and I don't think the manager would expect anything else.

"He's the boss and he picks the team but I've been here many years as part of a successful team. It's much easier for me when I'm starting games and playing regular matches to get into a rhythm.

"When I play I feel I can do things, like I did at Wolves. And when I can do that, then I'll smile more."

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