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​Ex-Chelsea star Lampard backing under fire boss Mourinho

Former Chelsea star Frank Lampard has said his old club can turn their dismal start to the season around as he was awarded an OBE for services to his sport.

Speaking after receiving his honour from the Duke of Cambridge, Lampard said: "As a personal achievement goes, this ranks up there with my achievements on the pitch and what I won with Chelsea, and playing for my country.

"But to receive an award like this among some very special people here, military, people who are doing a lot of good work in charity, it's very humbling to be here."

Lampard was Chelsea's all-time leading scorer with 211 goals before leaving England, after one season with Manchester City, to play Major League Soccer for New York City.

Speaking about Chelsea's poor form Lampard said: "It's a hot topic because you don't expect Chelsea to lose games like they've been losing recently.

"These periods do happen, I've been involved in them before and the thing that matters is coming out of them the other side.

"With Jose Mourinho in charge, the squad they've got, the talent they've got on the pitch and the club that Chelsea is now - I don't see any way that they won't turn it around."

Ian Ferris
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