Super Frank did it again for Chelsea. Lampard continued his miraculous career at Stamford Bridge with the vital opening goal that set Chelsea on the way to victory over his former club West Ham and back above Tottenham in the Premier League table. The 34-year old midfielder is now just two goals away from the all-time club record set by Bobby Tambling, who took less games but was an out-and-out striker.
With at least one more FA cup game, two Europa League game and nine Premier League games left to play, the chances are that Lampard will finish this season as the club’s highest ever goal scorer. At his current rate for the season, he would score another four-and-a-half goals if he played in those 12 games.
Surely Chelsea will offer him another contract, not out of gratitude for what he has done, but because he is still doing it at the top level. He is still going strong with England and is only six caps away from joining the select list of centurions. His transfer fee is probably the best £11 million that Chelsea ever spent.