Frank Lampard was full of praise for Chelsea teammate Carlo Cudicini after the Italian covered for injured No1 Petr Cech in the second-half of last night's 0-0 draw at Schalke.

He said: "Carlo is basically a first-team goalkeeper but Cech has been there for the last few seasons. He is one of the best in the Premier League even though he is only our second keeper. Matchplay keeps you that little bit sharper but when Carlo comes in he always looks as sharp as anyone."