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Lampard urges Chelsea to up the ante against Benfica

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard insists the side must step up again when they take on Benfica in the Champions League this week.

The Blues are away at the Estadio da Luz in the quarter-final first leg tomorrow night but after a scoreless draw at home against Tottenham in the Premier League on Saturday, Lampard feels the team needs to improve swiftly to gain a positive result in Portugal and also produce a top-four finish domestically.

"Chelsea should be in the top four. No disrespect to the other top-five clubs but, with the ability we have, we should be in there," he told Chelsea TV.

"It is far from over.

"There is no point being downbeat about it at the minute.

"It's five points and the gap has been bigger than that. It's up to us now to get ourselves right for Benfica and the league games coming up."

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