Frank Lampard insists he can play alongside Michael Ballack in Chelsea's midfield.

"Our attitude towards each other is very good," Lampard told the Sunday Mirror.

"If you want to fight with another player you're only going to be unsuccessful as a group. Far from anything like that, I respect him as a top player and we get on very well.

"We've not played together a huge amount - about three games this season - but good, intelligent players can play together.

"I know the last two occasions have been very successful. We've been setting things up for each other and playing very well in the team unit."