"Chelsea can retain the Champions League trophy" - Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard believes that Chelsea have the ability required to become the first side in 22 years to retain the Champions League trophy.

The Blues clinched the crown with a dramatic penalty shootout victory over Bayern Munich in May, and have made a strong start to this season's European campaign, taking four points from their opening two games with a 2-2 draw against Serie A champions Juventus and a 4-0 win away against FC Nordsjaelland.

History is firmly against Chelsea - the feat has never been achieved in the Champions League era - however, talisman Lampard feels that they have spirit to match the achievements of the AC Milan side that successfully defended their title in 1990.

He told Sky Sports: "It’s a huge ask, but there is obviously a chance because we're in it. We've got confidence from last year and we've adapted our style a little bit this year and it’s coming together.

"It’s a long competition, you have to qualify first then you have to regroup in February if you get that far. Its’ a long road, but we believe at the minute and we'll have to keep working hard to try and get it."