Frank Lampard scored twice after John Terry's opener to give Chelsea a 3-1 win at Blackpool and raise hopes of a belated push to defend their Barclays Premier League title.
The Stamford Bridge side's £50million striker Fernando Torres may have drawn a blank again but the two experienced England internationals ensured there was no upset.
Jason Puncheon hit a late consolation but Chelsea moved to within nine points of leaders Manchester United with a match in hand.
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