Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas says Frank Lampard must accept there's greater competition in midfield these days.

Lampard has complained about the lack of regular action he's seen this season.

Villas-Boas said: "Frank goes on and on breaking the club's records and that is important for him.

"I congratulate him for that.

"He is a player who has been involved with all managers before and played in most of the games.

"The only difference this year from the years before is that we have more competition in midfield and things become more difficult for everybody.

"But Frank is now in the top five of players most used so he is up there with the best."