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Chelsea ace Lampard proud of hat-trick in Bolton win

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard was proud of his hat-trick in victory at Bolton Wanderers.

As Lampard acknowledged quietly after the game, it was the perfect way to responded to the people who in the opening weeks of the season have questioned his ability to maintain the very high standards he has set over many seasons.

"I am still able to get up there and score," he told after claiming the match ball at the Reebok Stadium.

"I have always tried to do that and playing with the quality of players that I do at Chelsea, I know that if I keep getting in there then the chances come. Daniel Sturridge put the first one on a plate for me, and Didier Drogba the last one.

"I have played for a long time and there is no way you can be on top, top form all the time," he added.

"Not even Lionel Messi can do that and the rest of us, we have to keep working hard and then when the little dips come and people will always make a big deal of it, you have to keep your head down and let your football do the talking.

"It is not always plain sailing and you just have to stay strong and let other people do the talking. If you do that and you keep working then things come for you and they came for me today.

"I believe I can move the ball quickly and always have done,' he pointed out in response to suggestions he might not fit into a new Chelsea style.

"I have my own style and I try to arrive in the box more than other people but I always try to move the ball quickly in the team and that showed today."

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