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The veteran sees the 5-1 win over Bolton on Sunday as a turning point for the Blues, with the 33-year-old hushing doubters with a sensational hat-trick against the Trotters

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard believes that the side’s 5-1 victory over Bolton on Sunday is a sign that they are starting to come good under Andre Villas-Boas’ management.

Lampard silenced any doubters of his with a sensational hat-trick against the struggling Trotters, as youngster Daniel Sturridge netted the other two past the side with whom he spent last season on loan.

The former West Ham United man claimed that the team’s most comprehensive victory so far under the Portuguese is an indication of Chelsea’s attacking spirit.

“We are trying to show what we are about in training and when a new manager comes in, sometimes it can take time for his effect on the training ground to carry over onto the pitch,” Lampard told reporters.

“There were a lot of times when we had some okay performances early in the season - Manchester United, Valencia, for example - and we have played a lot of games where we have created a lot of chances and not finished them off, which takes the gloss off a result sometimes.

“I think there have been a lot of signs of our developing understanding in recent games but Bolton was the day where we put it together as the finished article.

“Everything happened for us from the start. You saw the brand of football that we played - the passing and movement and quality throughout the team - and that is what we are working towards.

“We moved the ball and passed the ball and passed the team to death. On top of that, we have created a lot of chances and taken them. We need to keep doing that.”

 

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