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Chelsea boss Grant: Terry, Lampard are real heroes

Chelsea boss Avram Grant says John Terry and Frank Lampard deserve their hero-worship from Blues fans for what they've achieved for the club.

"They deserve to be the heroes of the club because of what they give to the team," insists Grant. "The relationship is not one way between the supporters and the players and manager. We give to them, they give to us. They support us, we support them.

"It is easier when the supporters are behind you. They will always be here and I like it when they respect the players who give them so much.

"There are many midfielders in the world but you cannot compare Frank to anybody else. He is a midfield player who can do everything on the pitch but his best quality is to score goals. When he gets a chance, he scores.

"You can see that with the first goal, with the second goal. He will score many more.

"Modern football has become more and more organised and it's very important to have a player who can come from behind and score goals.

"John is a great leader. Even when he didn't play he was with us for the Carling Cup semi-final at Everton, having a big influence in the dressing room.

"But I like it better when he is available to play. I was surprised how quickly he came back from this injury. I thought it would take a week or two more. He is a great defender, a great player, a great leader."

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