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Chelsea manager Lampard: We all joked about Kovacic goal drought

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has revealed how Mateo Kovacic's became a joke within his squad.

The Croatian scored his first goal in three years in Wednesday's 2-2 draw with Valencia.

And Lampard admits his staff are working with Kovacic to get him on the scoresheet on a regular basis.

He said after the match: "We've had a lot of jokes between me and him, and the whole squad and him, because he's a player with such quality that he should be arriving in the box more and he should score more goals.

"It's a project for him and for me and for us as staff to get him more goals and he could have scored two today so I'm delighted for him and I hope this is the start of something."

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