Lampard: Confident Chelsea believe Barcelona are 'beatable'

Midfielder feels that the Blues must show "no fear" against the Spanish giants and also calls for the introduction of goal-line technology after controversial events at Wembley

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard insists Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final mauling of Tottenham has given his side the confidence to overcome the challenge of gaining revenge on Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Roberto Di Matteo’s side advanced to the FA Cup final after destroying Spurs 5-1 at Wembley on Sunday and will renew hostilities with the defending champions at Stamford Bridge, three years after their controversial exit at the same stage of Europe’s premier club competition.

Lampard believes Chelsea must show “no fear” against the Catalan club, despite their dominance in Europe over the past two seasons.

He told reporters: "From the start of every game, it's 50-50. Barcelona are favourites because of the players they have in their team but if we play like we did against Spurs in the two games then we will have a chance.

"It gives us confidence. We have to carry that on. There's no point in resting on that because the game on Wednesday's huge.

"We need to take that into the Champions League games and all the rest of our league games. Any team's beatable. They are the best, but we can't show too much fear.

"We have to take them on and I think we can do it."

The England international also admitted his side’s second goal in their victory over Tottenham did not cross the line as Juan Mata’s effort was blocked by John Terry.

Lampard is adamant that technology must be brought in to prevent poor decisions and feels it would not have a negative effect on the game.

He added: "It wasn't a goal, simple as that, and for that you feel sorry for Tottenham. Goal-line technology needs to be brought in, in my opinion. I think it's a no-brainer. It's very simple. It's in a lot of other sports.

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"I know we're all traditionalists and we want to keep our game as quick-moving and as simple as we want. But I think cricket was like that and cricket definitely benefited from it and was more exciting to watch.

"With football, it's too big a business and too important. People come to watch games and support clubs throughout the season and it should be dealt with.

"The powers that be have to do it. It takes a few seconds to work out, probably, whether it's a goal or not.

"Why not take it out of everyone's instant reaction and put it in the eyes of Hawk-Eye, or whatever it might be?"

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