"He keeps pushing us to do that, which is a good thing for us and for the team because the more players that can score is better for our team". There haven't been many times I have said we were below par, hardly at all. "But when you look at it today, we made some changes and we didn't perform as well as we wanted to".
"Yes of course I know his family is linked with this club".
The festive period isn't kind to anyone in the Premier League, but it's significantly more hard for an inexperienced team with an inexperienced manager. "I felt it was his time to come back to Chelsea".
"It still doesn't feel real". I'm just pleased I got through it, I didn't let anyone down and actually I enjoyed it in the end.
"I'm disappointed rather than shocked". "But not only because I changed the goalkeeper, I think everyone produced the intensity you needed to win the game".
A goal from full-back Aaron Cresswell shortly after half-time and a determined defensive performance thereafter was enough to give West Ham their first league win since they beat Manchester United on Sept 22.
He's made just six appearances so far this season, only two of which have been starts - but West Ham could be a fixture Lampard is willing to throw him into given his record.
'We worked on our gameplan and frustrated Chelsea and even though it was one-nil, I thought it could have been much more; we thoroughly deserved to win. That has been a theme of our games in the last week.
'The manager tells us every week that we need to be a big team: we've got the fans, the stadium and the owners who believe in us and we need to be a big team now, ' Rice told West Ham's official club website.
"The transfer ban has been well spoken about".
"I don't think it's time for harsh reactions and judgements, it is time for a look at a bit of character to see our reaction".