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1 Lampard - Blues set standard on Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:13 pm

Frank Lampard believes no-one will want to face Chelsea in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League.

The Blues progressed to the last eight of Europe's premier club competition on Tuesday after overcoming Italian giants Juventus in a thrilling contest.

A 2-2 draw in Turin was enough to see Guus Hiddink's men safely through 3-2 on aggregate, while it also preserved the Dutchman's unbeaten record in the Stamford Bridge hot-seat.

Lampard now believes Chelsea have started to hit top gear at a crucial stage of the season and sees no reason why the club cannot go one better than last year and taste European glory for the first time.

"Maybe no-one will want to face us the way we are playing," the England midfielder said.

"When you get to this stage your away performances are important and it is a good sign we scored two against Juventus.

"Away games may not always be the most beautiful of performances and you have to be very strong at certain points of the game. You have to be very clever and we weren't like that in the group games.

"Now is the crunch time and we did very well. We have had quality and spirit in the squad for the past five years but at times this season we didn't have and it showed.

"But against Juventus and the previous five games we have shown we are together and, when we have the spirit combined with our quality, we can do whatever we want."

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