Florent hails free-scoring Blues

BY foxsports • September 17, 2010

Chelsea took their goal tally for the season to 21 in five games with a 4-1 away victory against MSK Zilina in the Champions League on Wednesday night. The Blues scored 142 goals in all competitions last season, including 103 in the Premier League, and Malouda says their ability to score throughout the team is one of the keys to their success. "I think that's our strength, we play a system where everybody knows what he has to do and players come in and out and the result is still the same," said Malouda. "Everybody can score and it is difficult for the opponents. We have to maintain that good atmosphere and keep our focus because we play every competition to win, obviously it will be difficult but we have to be really hungry. "We're playing good football but every game is different and at the end we made scoring look easy but we just try to start each game playing well first and look for an opportunity. That's what we did." Malouda also insists the Blues are destined to win the Champions League this season because the final is being played at their 'lucky' Wembley Stadium. Chelsea have won three out of the last four FA Cup finals at the national stadium and the France international is confident the Blues will return to Wembley at the end of the campaign to lift the top prize in European club football. "It is a sign for us that the Champions League final is being played at Wembley," declared Malouda. "We have won there a lot in recent years and it's a big objective for the club. Our aim is to be there again in May and to win. "We love playing there as we have shown by winning three FA Cups in the last four years. We have a good feeling every time we go there and maybe it is our destiny to be there in May. "That's what I wish and every player in the squad is thinking about that in their minds. We have to be ready to get through the group phase now but we have to be ready for the knockout phase as well." Chelsea's win over Zilina was a stroll for Carlo Ancelotti's side. A brace from Nicolas Anelka and another from Michael Essien put the Blues in command at the interval and Daniel Sturridge made it 4-0 three minutes after the break. Zilina, to their credit, continued to fight on and Tomas Oravec scored a consolation goal when Petr Cech failed to hold a cross. Ancelotti was clearly not happy with their second-half performance and Malouda agreed they were "sloppy". "We controlled the game in the first half but we didn't play at our best level in the second and were a bit sloppy," he added. "We have to be aware we can't afford to play like we did in the second half. We want to finish first in the group stage. It is really important for the draw." Meanwhile England midfielder Frank Lampard, who missed the trip to Zilina with a hernia injury, should be fit enough to be in contention for a place in the side against Blackpool.


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