"Itâ€™s vital we win," said Lampard, scorer of the opening goal against the Hammers. â€œWe have to beat Tottenham and hope Man United slip up. Itâ€™s a massive, massive game against a good Tottenham side. Our reaction has been great in the past few weeks but itâ€™s come very late. Goal difference could be important but if we slip up against Tottenham, goals wonâ€™t come into it.
"You need those boys when you are fighting to win a title. When the games are tense and tight you need your quality players to come through â€” and Torres is certainly one of those."