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  • GOOD PLAYER, GOOD MAN GOOD PLAYER, GOOD MAN - 22.04.2014
    Frank Lampard and Petr Cech recall their memories of Tiago ahead of tonight's game against his current side, Atletico Madrid...
  • LAMPARD: BALANCE AND BELIEF LAMPARD: BALANCE AND BELIEF - 07.04.2014
    A comfortable home win was just the tonic ahead of our decisive Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain tomorrow, according to Frank Lampard....
  • REACTION: MAINTAINING PRESSURE REACTION: MAINTAINING PRESSURE - 06.04.2014
    Hopes were high before kick-off that a return to Stamford Bridge this weekend would bring the best out of the team and steady the ship following consecutive away defeats, and so it proved...
  • LAMPARD: ANOTHER IMPORTANT GAME LAMPARD: ANOTHER IMPORTANT GAME - 29.03.2014
    Frank Lampard believes the fact Tony Pulis's side are scrapping to preserve their Premier League status ensures we will approach today's game well aware that only a strong collective display will suffice.
  • LAMPARD LAUNCHES PREMIER LEAGUE READING STARS LAMPARD LAUNCHES PREMIER LEAGUE READING STARS - 26.03.2014
    Frank Lampard was the special guest as the Premier League and National Literacy Trust combined to host a fun and interactive celebration of children's reading at Stamford Bridge...
  • REACTION: CONTROLLED AND CONFIDENT REACTION: CONTROLLED AND CONFIDENT - 19.03.2014
    Petr Cech and Frank Lampard reflected on a dominant performance that sealed our place in this season's Champions League quarter-finals…
  • LAMPARD: NICE TO GO BACK LAMPARD: NICE TO GO BACK - 14.03.2014
    Frank Lampard is excited at the prospect of returning to a ground that provided one of his many indelible Chelsea memories…
  • LAMPARD: READY TO GO AGAIN LAMPARD: READY TO GO AGAIN - 28.02.2014
    Frank Lampard believes we are now in a period of the season where the development of a winning mentality throughout the squad can prove decisive...
  • LAMPARD AWARDED EVERTON GOAL LAMPARD AWARDED EVERTON GOAL - 27.02.2014
    A Premier League panel has decided the Chelsea goal scored in last weekend's home win over Everton is credited to Frank Lampard and not John Terry...
  • LAMPARD: WORK TO DO LAMPARD: WORK TO DO - 27.02.2014
    Frank Lampard is satisfied with the outcome of last night's game in Turkey...
  • CHELSEA ANNOUNCES NEW SIMPSONS LINK CHELSEA ANNOUNCES NEW SIMPSONS LINK - 26.02.2014
    Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce a new collaboration with the iconic animated TV series The Simpsons...
  • LAMPARD: A GOOD FEELING LAMPARD: A GOOD FEELING - 27.01.2014
    Frank Lampard believes the current Chelsea side side are developing the required mentality as we chase glory on three fronts.
  • LAMPARD: PRIDE AND PRESTIGE LAMPARD: PRIDE AND PRESTIGE - 26.01.2014
    Should Frank Lampard appear in today's fourth-round tie at Stamford Bridge, he will move ahead of Peter Bonetti to become the second highest FA Cup appearance maker in Chelsea history...
  • LAMPARD JOINED BY OLYMPIC LEGEND ON CHELSEA TV LAMPARD JOINED BY OLYMPIC LEGEND ON CHELSEA TV - 22.12.2013
    Frank Lampard was joined by British sailing legend and Blues fan Sir Ben Ainslie on the Chelsea TV sofa at Stamford Bridge on Friday night.
  • IT'S LAMPARD'S GOAL AT SUNDERLAND IT'S LAMPARD'S GOAL AT SUNDERLAND - 20.12.2013
    The Chelsea goal scored at Sunderland in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night is credited to Frank Lampard...
  • CHELSEA TV EXCLUSIVE: LAMPARD ON KEEPING FOCUS CHELSEA TV EXCLUSIVE: LAMPARD ON KEEPING FOCUS - 06.12.2013
    Frank Lampard has warned against complacency ahead of another testing away trip tomorrow afternoon...
  • LAMPARD: LICENSE TO THRILL LAMPARD: LICENSE TO THRILL - 25.11.2013
    Fresh from his brace on Saturday, Frank Lampard has been speaking about his position on the pitch and the highly competitive nature of the league this season...
  • LAMPARD: LONG TIME COMING LAMPARD: LONG TIME COMING - 14.11.2013
    Frank Lampard will captain the national side in tomorrow night's friendly against Chile at Wembley, and the Chelsea midfielder is understandably looking forward to what will be a special occasion...
  • LAMPARD: SEEKING A BIG WIN LAMPARD: SEEKING A BIG WIN - 27.10.2013
    Ahead of today's game against Manchester City, Frank Lampard has underlined the importance of securing a first victory of the season against one of those teams expected to be challenging for the Premier League title...
  • LAMPARD: FROM START TO FINISH LAMPARD: FROM START TO FINISH - 23.10.2013
    Frank Lampard believes we gave a perfect away performance in Gelsenkirchen on Tuesday night, defending solidly and breaking effectively to earn an important 3-0 win...
  • LAMPARD: FINDING FOCUS LAMPARD: FINDING FOCUS - 20.10.2013
    Frank Lampard played the full 90 minutes of Chelsea's win over Cardiff on Saturday afternoon, and afterwards spoke about a busy period for club and country...
  • LAMPARD: PUTTING IT RIGHT LAMPARD: PUTTING IT RIGHT - 30.09.2013
    Frank Lampard believes our experience of coming up against Steaua Bucharest recently can only serve as a positive when we renew acquaintances with the Romanian side...
  • LAMPARD: ON THE UP LAMPARD: ON THE UP - 30.09.2013
    The second-half performance at Tottenham put Frank Lampard in an optimistic mood for the season ahead, believing Chelsea are quickly reaching a level to challenge for honours...
  • LAMPARD: PRESSING NEEDS LAMPARD: PRESSING NEEDS - 28.09.2013
    Frank Lampard discusses the role of midfielders in a fashionable tactical plan…
  • LAMPARD PRAISE FOR DEFENCE DUO LAMPARD PRAISE FOR DEFENCE DUO - 12.09.2013
    Frank Lampard was the Chelsea player in action for England on Tuesday night in Ukraine who naturally drew most attention, but in the wake of the game, he highlighted the displays from his two club colleagues alongside him...
  • LAMPARD THE CENTURION LAMPARD THE CENTURION - 10.09.2013
    Frank Lampard is a confirmed starter for England's World Cup qualifier in Ukraine this evening so will make his 100th international appearance...
  • COLE: LAMPARD DESERVES IT COLE: LAMPARD DESERVES IT - 10.09.2013
    Ashley Cole has paid tribute to Frank Lampard as the midfielder prepares to join the exclusive group of England centurions...
  • LAMPARD WILL JOIN 100 CLUB LAMPARD WILL JOIN 100 CLUB - 09.09.2013
    Frank Lampard will become only the eighth player to reach the 100-cap mark for England tomorrow (Tuesday) his national manager Roy Hodgson has announced...
  • CHELSEA TV EXCLUSIVE: CAHILL AND LAMPARD ON NATIONAL SERVICE CHELSEA TV EXCLUSIVE: CAHILL AND LAMPARD ON NATIONAL SERVICE - 06.09.2013
    Chelsea duo Gary Cahill and Frank Lampard have been looking ahead to England's forthcoming World Cup qualifiers...
  • LAMPARD SEES SPIRIT LEVELS LAMPARD SEES SPIRIT LEVELS - 31.08.2013
    Naturally disappointed not to add to his large winners' medal haul with a UEFA Super Cup victory on Friday evening, Frank Lampard still saw good signs for the near future...
  • REACTION: CANCELLED OUT REACTION: CANCELLED OUT - 27.08.2013
    There was satisfaction around the team following Monday night's goalless draw against Manchester United...
  • DUO RELISHING HEALTHY COMPETITION DUO RELISHING HEALTHY COMPETITION - 20.08.2013
    Frank Lampard and Kevin De Bruyne speak about the competition for places in the team this season...
  • LAMPARD: BRIGHT BEGINNINGS LAMPARD: BRIGHT BEGINNINGS - 19.08.2013
    Frank Lampard reflects on the opening weekend win and the buzz around the Bridge...
  • INTERNATIONALS: VICTORY FOR ENGLISH PAIR INTERNATIONALS: VICTORY FOR ENGLISH PAIR - 14.08.2013
    Gary Cahill featured for the full 90 minutes while Frank Lampard was a half-time substitute in England's 3-2 win over Scotland at Wembley on Wednesday night...
  • LAMPARD: GETTING THERE LAMPARD: GETTING THERE - 12.08.2013
    A trademark Frank Lampard goal was one of the standout moments in Saturday's win against Roma in America, and afterwards the midfielder admitted he was pleased to find the net after a frustrating pre-season...
  • LAMPARD: AN IMPORTANT HALF LAMPARD: AN IMPORTANT HALF - 08.08.2013
    Frank Lampard experienced his first match action of the summer in Miami on Wednesday night, and reported no problems after the game.
  • MOURINHO AND THE MIDDLE MEN MOURINHO AND THE MIDDLE MEN - 25.07.2013
    As we prepare for our final game of the tour, the manager and one of his midfielders have been discussing that area of the field...
  • BLUES VISIT THE THAI KING BLUES VISIT THE THAI KING - 12.07.2013
    John Terry, Frank Lampard and Jose Mourinho took centre stage in Bangkok on Friday afternoon when they visited the King of Thailand.
  • RISING TO THE CHALLENGE RISING TO THE CHALLENGE - 03.07.2013
    Today the official Chelsea website hears from players present and past as Frank Lampard and Graeme Le Saux tell the story of the weeks prior to Roman Abramovich buying the club, and pay tribute to the changes since….
  • A QUESTION OF SPORT: FRANK LAMPARD A QUESTION OF SPORT: FRANK LAMPARD - 23.06.2013
    Professional footballers have spent the majority of their lives focused on mastering their art but, away from the beautiful game, which other sports do they take an interest in?
  • LAMPARD: MEN AT WORK LAMPARD: MEN AT WORK - 18.06.2013
    Frank Lampard will be reunited with Jose Mourinho this summer, and is looking forward to training and playing under the Portuguese in a busy pre-season...
  • LAMPARD LAUNCHES CHILDREN'S BOOK SERIES LAMPARD LAUNCHES CHILDREN'S BOOK SERIES - 06.06.2013
    As he launches his new children's book series, Frankie's Magic Football, Frank Lampard has given his backing to this year's Summer Reading Challenge, in association with The Reading Agency...
  • LAMPS LIGHTS UP NEW MAGAZINE LAMPS LIGHTS UP NEW MAGAZINE - 03.06.2013
    In this month's Chelsea magazine, Frank Lampard reflects on a truly incredible end to the season...
  • LAMPARD: WORK TO DO LAMPARD: WORK TO DO - 30.05.2013
    Frank Lampard is looking forward to England's friendly against Brazil in Rio on Sunday, and knows the Three Lions face a tough task in South America.
  • INTERNATIONALS: COLE CAPTAINS AS LAMPARD SCORES INTERNATIONALS: COLE CAPTAINS AS LAMPARD SCORES - 29.05.2013
    Ashley Cole played 53 minutes as captain before handing the armband to goalscorer Frank Lampard in England's 1-1 draw with Ireland at Wembley on Wednesday night.
  • INTERNATIONAL ROUNDUP INTERNATIONAL ROUNDUP - 29.05.2013
    The club campaign may have reached its conclusion, but for a number of our players, holidays will need to be put on hold as they head off to represent their respective nations in the upcoming international matches.
  • LAMPARD: CREDIT TO COLE LAMPARD: CREDIT TO COLE - 28.05.2013
    Centurion Ashley Cole will captain England against Ireland at Wembley on Wednesday, and team-mate Frank Lampard believes the defender is fully deserving of the honour.
  • HODGSON CALLS ON CHELSEA TRIO HODGSON CALLS ON CHELSEA TRIO - 16.05.2013
    Three Chelsea players have been named in Roy Hodgson's latest England squad, which was announced earlier today [Thursday]...
  • REACTION: ANOTHER INCREDIBLE NIGHT REACTION: ANOTHER INCREDIBLE NIGHT - 16.05.2013
    Senior figures Frank Lampard and Petr Cech were both delighted to lift the Europa League on Wednesday as we wrapped up our second continental title in as many years.
  • LAMPARD: FINAL LOVE LAMPARD: FINAL LOVE - 14.05.2013
    Frank Lampard, in Amsterdam on the eve of Chelsea's first appearance in the final of either the Europa League or its predecessor the UEFA Cup, is as excited as ever by the chance of touching silverware...
  • LAMPARD: DELIGHT AND SUPPORT LAMPARD: DELIGHT AND SUPPORT - 13.05.2013
    Having become the club's all-time highest scorer courtesy of a brace in Saturday's 2-1 win at Villa Park, Frank Lampard spoke further about working towards the target...
  • MATA MARVELS AT FRANK MATA MARVELS AT FRANK - 13.05.2013
    Juan Mata pays tribute to his record-breaking team-mate in his latest blog entry, and looks ahead to the Europa League final on Wednesday.
  • FRANK LAMPARD - SOLID GOALS FRANK LAMPARD - SOLID GOALS - 11.05.2013
    Frank Lampard was bought by Chelsea to score goals from midfield...
  • LAMPARD THE HISTORY MAKER LAMPARD THE HISTORY MAKER - 11.05.2013
    Frank Lampard made history earlier today [Saturday] by becoming the club's all-time highest goalscorer...
  • LAMPARD: VERY DETERMINED LAMPARD: VERY DETERMINED - 29.04.2013
    Frank Lampard reflected on a potentially huge win after coming off the bench against Swansea City to play a pivotal role in our 2-0 victory....
  • LAMPARD: AN EVEN START LAMPARD: AN EVEN START - 13.04.2013
    Frank Lampard acknowledges we must be at our best if we are to beat Manchester City in Sunday's FA Cup semi-final at Wembley...
  • LAMPARD: PROFESSIONAL JOB LAMPARD: PROFESSIONAL JOB - 12.04.2013
    Frank Lampard was satisfied with the side's display in Moscow on Thursday night as we advanced into the last four of the Europa League.
  • LAMPARD: READY AND ENJOYING IT LAMPARD: READY AND ENJOYING IT - 19.03.2013
    Frank Lampard hopes to be involved in both England games during this international break as he approaches the 100-cap mark.
  • FRANK LAMPARD - 200 CHELSEA GOALS FRANK LAMPARD - 200 CHELSEA GOALS - 18.03.2013
    Chelsea Football Club congratulates Frank Lampard on the major achievement of scoring 200 goals for the club...
  • DOUBLE TON UP FOR LAMPARD DOUBLE TON UP FOR LAMPARD - 17.03.2013
    With his first-half header against West Ham United at Stamford Bridge today (Sunday), Frank Lampard became only the second player in Chelsea history to score 200 goals for the club...
  • LAMPARD: KEEPING UP APPEARANCES LAMPARD: KEEPING UP APPEARANCES - 14.03.2013
    A week ago today in the first leg against Steaua Bucharest, Frank Lampard made another of his many marks on Chelsea history...
  • LAMPARD: COLE CAPS RICHLY DESERVED LAMPARD: COLE CAPS RICHLY DESERVED - 07.02.2013
    Frank Lampard has paid tribute to Ashley Cole after the Blues defender became only the seventh player in history to reach 100 caps for England...
  • COLE SET TO JOIN 100 CLUB COLE SET TO JOIN 100 CLUB - 31.01.2013
    Ashley Cole is in line to earn his 100th England cap after being named in Roy Hodgson's squad for next week's friendly against Brazil at Wembley...
  • CHELSEA TV EXCLUSIVE: LAMPARD LOOKS FOR BRIDGE BOOST CHELSEA TV EXCLUSIVE: LAMPARD LOOKS FOR BRIDGE BOOST - 14.01.2013
    Frank Lampard is confidently predicting Chelsea will find the home form to match our away displays following a confidence-boosting win at Stoke...
  • FRANK LAMPARD 194 CHELSEA GOALS FRANK LAMPARD 194 CHELSEA GOALS - 14.01.2013
    This weekend Frank Lampard moved clear as the second highest scorer in our history. As is traditional when a scoring milestone is reached, the official Chelsea website marks the occasion with a full breakdown of the goals…
  • LAMPARD: VERY PROUD LAMPARD: VERY PROUD - 06.01.2013
    An emotional Frank Lampard paid tribute to the Chelsea supporters after becoming the club's joint-second highest goalscorer during our 5-1 FA Cup third round win at Southampton...
  • LAMPARD: CHANGE AROUND LAMPARD: CHANGE AROUND - 31.12.2012
    Frank Lampard praised the team's application and desire after his two goals fired us to victory at Everton on Sunday.
  • LAMPARD: CHANGING THE TEMPO LAMPARD: CHANGING THE TEMPO - 20.12.2012
    Frank Lampard felt Juan Mata's goal early in the second half against Leeds United changed the balance of the game and swung it back in our favour...
  • LAMPARD: PICKING IT UP LAMPARD: PICKING IT UP - 18.12.2012
    Frank Lampard believes Wednesday's game against Leeds United is the perfect opportunity for us to bounce back from the disappointment of missing out on being crowned world champions...
  • REACTION:TOUGH TO TAKE REACTION:TOUGH TO TAKE - 16.12.2012
    Gary Cahill and Frank Lampard reflect on a night of disappointment in Yokohama...
  • CHELSEA TV EXCLUSIVE: LAMPARD LOOKS FORWARD CHELSEA TV EXCLUSIVE: LAMPARD LOOKS FORWARD - 11.12.2012
    After making his long-awaited return from injury as a second-half substitute against Sunderland at the weekend, Frank Lampard is now focusing on staying fully fit ahead of a busy schedule...
  • LAMPARD AND HAZARD NAMED ON FIFA SHORTLIST LAMPARD AND HAZARD NAMED ON FIFA SHORTLIST - 26.11.2012
    The 15 midfielders shortlisted for the FIFA/FIFPro World XI 2012 have been announced, with two Chelsea players represented...
  • LAMPARD AND BERTRAND TO MISS POLAND MATCH LAMPARD AND BERTRAND TO MISS POLAND MATCH - 14.10.2012
    The FA has released an update of the fitness of Frank Lampard and Ryan Bertrand ahead of this week's international fixture...
  • LAMPARD: A GOOD MIX LAMPARD: A GOOD MIX - 08.10.2012
    Frank Lampard, who scored his first open-play Chelsea goal this season at the weekend, believes the team will need to show adaptability in the style to maintain our lead at the top in the months to come...
  • MATA AND DAVID LUIZ: DANES MADE IT DIFFICULT MATA AND DAVID LUIZ: DANES MADE IT DIFFICULT - 03.10.2012
    Double goalscorer Juan Mata felt we deserved victory in Denmark last night, even if the 4-0 scoreline eventually flattered us...
  • LAMPARD AND MOSES: WORKING HARD TO WIN LAMPARD AND MOSES: WORKING HARD TO WIN - 03.10.2012
    Back in the starting line-up on Tuesday night, Frank Lampard enjoyed a hard-fought victory against a side he admitted caused us problems...
  • LAMPARD: QUALITY CAHILL HAS NOTHING TO PROVE LAMPARD: QUALITY CAHILL HAS NOTHING TO PROVE - 10.09.2012
    Gary Cahill looks set to fill in for his injured Chelsea team-mate John Terry when England continue their World Cup qualifying campaign against Ukraine...
  • INTERNATIONALS: TWO FOR LAMPARD, TON FOR TORRES INTERNATIONALS: TWO FOR LAMPARD, TON FOR TORRES - 08.09.2012
    There was a winning start to the World Cup qualification campaign for a host of Chelsea players on Friday while in a friendly, Fernando Torres reached a milestone…
  • LAMPARD: PERFECT START LAMPARD: PERFECT START - 20.08.2012
    Frank Lampard felt two early goals meant we were always going to win up at Wigan on Sunday.
  • BERTRAND EARNS ENGLAND CALL-UP BERTRAND EARNS ENGLAND CALL-UP - 10.08.2012
    Ryan Bertrand has earned his first call-up to the senior England squad for the friendly against Italy in Berne next week...
  • LAMPARD: FRESH APPROACH LAMPARD: FRESH APPROACH - 27.07.2012
    Frank Lampard is currently in the middle of his 12th pre-season at Chelsea - plenty of cause to label him an expert on this part of the football calendar...
  • LAMPARD: RESPECT FOR THE MLS LAMPARD: RESPECT FOR THE MLS - 25.07.2012
    Frank Lampard says the evolution of Major League Soccer in recent years means we cannot take the All-Stars lightly in tonight's game at Phildadelphia's PPL Park.
  • LAMPARD: FRIENDS REUNITED IN NEW YORK LAMPARD: FRIENDS REUNITED IN NEW YORK - 22.07.2012
    It may be a pre-season game but in New York tonight but nothing adds interest like opposition with significant Chelsea history...
  • LAMPARD TALKS A GOOD GAME LAMPARD TALKS A GOOD GAME - 17.07.2012
    Frank Lampard was a guest on the Dan Patrick radio show on Tuesday morning in Seattle.
  • CHELSEA TV EXCLUSIVE: LAMPARD - BACK IN THE USA CHELSEA TV EXCLUSIVE: LAMPARD - BACK IN THE USA - 14.07.2012
    Frank Lampard, fully recovered from the thigh strain that denied him a place at Euro 2012, is part of the party that flies to the United States today...
  • LOOKING BACK: NO 8 LOOKING BACK: NO 8 - 22.06.2012
    After enduring a frustrating first half of the season, Frank Lampard rose to the fore when his team needed him most of all...
  • CHELSEA 2012: FRANK LAMPARD CHELSEA 2012: FRANK LAMPARD - 21.06.2012
    With a gold medal of his own to cherish, Frank Lampard believes the 2012 Olympic Games can provide a huge boost to London this summer...
  • EURO 2012 PREVIEW: ENGLAND EURO 2012 PREVIEW: ENGLAND - 07.06.2012
    For the first time in many years, England head into a major tournament with very little expectation weighing on their shoulders...
  • LAMPARD OUT FOR ENGLAND, JT SUSPENSION EXTENDED LAMPARD OUT FOR ENGLAND, JT SUSPENSION EXTENDED - 31.05.2012
    Frank Lampard will play no part in England's Euro 2012 campaign due to the injury he suffered during training for the national side yesterday (Wednesday)...
  • LAMPARD: GREATEST NIGHT LAMPARD: GREATEST NIGHT - 21.05.2012
    Frank Lampard insisted in the wake of our Champions League victory that this is as good as it gets...
  • LAMPARD: BRING IT ON LAMPARD: BRING IT ON - 19.05.2012
    In the absence of the suspended John Terry, Frank Lampard will lead the Blues out for the Champions League Final against Bayern Munich...
  • LAMPARD: BIGGEST RESPONSE LAMPARD: BIGGEST RESPONSE - 18.05.2012
    On the eve of the Champions League Final, Frank Lampard has called on his teammates to draw on the experience of the painful defeat in Moscow four years ago...
  • LAMPARD: THINGS CHANGE QUICKLY LAMPARD: THINGS CHANGE QUICKLY - 18.05.2012
    Frank Lampard says we can take heart from our turnaround in form during the second half of the season, but it will be in vain if we do not lift the European Cup on Saturday...
  • LAMPARD: THE MIDDLE MEN LAMPARD: THE MIDDLE MEN - 16.05.2012
    Much focus will be on the forward lines selected by the two clubs just one win away from lifting the European Cup on Saturday, but Frank Lampard is anticipating a fascinating contest in the centre of the park...
  • LAMPARD: FEELS AS GOOD AS EVER LAMPARD: FEELS AS GOOD AS EVER - 06.05.2012
    Frank Lampard felt we controlled the game for the first hour at Wembley in Saturday's FA Cup Final, and fully deserved a fourth victory in six years in the competition....
  • LAMPARD: STAYING FOCUSED LAMPARD: STAYING FOCUSED - 26.04.2012
    Heroic, gutsy, defiant. Call it what you want, but Frank Lampard believes our 2-2 draw in the Camp Nou will rank alongside the all-time great European performances by British clubs...
  • LAMPARD: BEST INTENTIONS LAMPARD: BEST INTENTIONS - 17.04.2012
    The European champions may be in town but Frank Lampard is keen to turn the focus back on the home side ahead of the first leg of our second semi-final in four days...
  • LAMPARD: LONDON PRIDE LAMPARD: LONDON PRIDE - 15.04.2012
    Chelsea's end of the season has a capital-city-contest flavour about it...
  • LAMPARD`S OUTNUMBERED FOR SPORT RELIEF LAMPARD`S OUTNUMBERED FOR SPORT RELIEF - 22.03.2012
    Frank Lampard will feature in a special Sports Relief sketch this Friday alongside the Brockman family from the BBC's comedy hit Outnumbered.
  • LAMPARD: PUSHING ON LAMPARD: PUSHING ON - 16.03.2012
    As has so often been the case over the years, Frank Lampard proved his worth on the big stage as we produced a stirring comeback to eliminate Napoli...
  • Name: Frank Lampard
  • Nationality: English
  • Date of Birth: 20/06/1978
  • Height: 184 cm
  • Weight: 89.0 kg
  • Previous Clubs: Swansea, West Ham
  • Position: Midfielder

Chelsea career
League title winning-goals, FA Cup and Champions League Final strikes, nerveless penalty taking, assists galore and record-breaking sequences of appearances, Frank Lampard has been both the man for the big occasion, and for the week-in, week-out dedication that is the bedrock of genuine achievement. He is without doubt one of the finest players ever to wear the Chelsea blue.

After a quiet start at the Bridge, with just 15 goals in two years following an £11 million transfer from West Ham, Frank bloomed into one of Europe's finest.

An early sign of what was to come was his commanding display against Arsenal's Patrick Vieira in an FA Cup Final defeat at the end of his first season, progress that was continued the following campaign.

In 2003/04, the first season under Roman Abramovich's ownership and Frank's third at the club, he retained his place despite many new arrivals and his phenomenal form was only beaten by Thierry Henry when English football's individual awards were handed out.

The top performances continued to come in 2004/05, as did the goals, Frank's powerful shooting firing Chelsea to the Premiership title that season as he top-scored from midfield with 13 in the League and 19 overall. There was no one more appropriate to score the two magical goals at Bolton that sealed the championship triumph.

The Sportswriters' Footballer of the Year that year and runner-up in the European and World Player of the Year voting for 2005, Frank continued to prove as close to indispensable as can be found in modern football as his team duplicated the Premiership success in 2005/06.

When in December 2005, he finally missed a game due to a virus infection, it brought to an end a new Premier League record of 164 consecutive appearances, since surpassed by goalkeeper Brad Friedel.

In 2006/07, his 62 games was the highest total by any Chelsea player in a single campaign up to that point, and although the next year was affected by two rare injuries and bereavement, Frank continued to drive Chelsea on from midfield game after game after game and made it to the now regular 20-goal mark.

The injuries were unfortunate but genuine tragedy struck in April 2008 with the death of Frank's mother. His courage and nerve in scoring a vital Champions League semi-final penalty against Liverpool on his return from compassionate leave, followed by his dramatic equaliser in the Final, were among that season's strongest images.

Since then Lamps has become Chelsea's top scoring midfield player ever; and is the player to win the most international caps while a Chelsea player.

A five-year deal was signed in the summer of 2008, and he quickly got into goalscoring form, netting an audacious chip from the edge of the area at Hull in October that year, an automatic Chelsea Goal of the Season contender though eventually edged out by Michael Essien's Champions League volley against Barcelona.

As the performances of those around him began to wane, Frank's form remained consistent under Luiz Felipe Scolari, scoring key goals over Christmas 2008 to keep the team in touch with the league leaders.

The arrival of Guus Hiddink midway through the campaign brought extended freedom for Lampard, who repaid his coach with late goals in a league win over Wigan and a 4-4 Champions League thriller against Liverpool, before we eventually bowed out of Europe in controversial circumstances against Barcelona. There was however joy when his second-half strike won the 2009 FA Cup against Everton, his goal celebration a nod to that of his father's in an FA Cup semi-final 29 years earlier.

With an incredible 27 goals from central midfield in 2009/10 and a sack-full of assists as Chelsea won the Double, it seemed Frank was improving with age, especially factoring in his resistance to injury and his ability to avoid a single yellow card in the whole of that season.

His historic '09/'10 season began as it would end - at Wembley - where he contributed a Community Shield goal, helped set up another, and then buried a penalty in the successful shootout.

The 31-year-old actually went 10 games without a goal before four in three arrived in October.

After a penalty miss at Man City at the beginning of a difficult Christmas period, it was two successful penalties that dug the team out of trouble against Portsmouth and West Ham.

He bounced back from Champions League disappointment against Inter Milan in the first knockout round by banging in four league goals against Aston Villa in a 7-1 rout.

The feat, the second time he had achieved such a tally in a game, took him over the 150-goal mark for Chelsea and beyond Roy Bentley to become our third-highest scorer of all time.

After converting another penalty against Villa at Wembley to book a place in the FA Cup Final, the focus shifted to league football for the next five games, and it was there where Frank really delivered.

At Anfield there were major celebrations as he swept home Nicolas Anelka's centre to confirm crucial victory in the run-in.

In the final league game Frank won and took a penalty to put Carlo Ancelotti's team two goals to the good as we ran riot against Wigan, setting up the Double should we beat Portsmouth in the FA Cup Final.

It was a Drogba free-kick that broke the deadlock that Wembley May day, and even though Frank's final contribution was to drag a penalty wide at the death, he was there in the Royal Box to lift the trophy alongside John Terry.

The 2010/11 season was a rare one in the Lampard collection in that it was afflicted with a lengthy injury. Recovering from a routine hernia op, he suffered a tendon injury at the top of his leg in training which lengthened the absence to four months during which team form declined.

He scored his second goal of the season in the first game of 2011 and still collected 13 goals by the end. On April 6th in a home Champions League game against Manchester United, he became only the fourth player to make 500 appearances for Chelsea.

The 2011/12 season featured the sideshow of Lampard slowly but surely edging towards Bobby Tambling's all-time club goalscoring record. It was a vintage Lampard performance at the Reebok, a very happy hunting ground for him and Chelsea, in early October as the midfielder hit a hat-trick. He hit three goals on the spin at the start of 2012 and netted a crucial late penalty against Napoli to level the tie on aggregate, his 14th of the season.

As the season drew to a close, Lampard's ability and experience, as so often in the past, rose to the fore. He scored a sublime free-kick in the 5-1 FA Cup semi-final win against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley, as well as teeing up Didier Drogba for what proved to be the winning goal in the Final of the same competition.

He finished the season by skippering the side for the Champions League Final in Munich in John Terry's absence, and capped a wonderful display by lifting the trophy alongside the suspended captain after scoring our third penalty in the shoot-out.

Lampard began the 2012/13 season in typical fashion, scoring our second goal from the penalty spot in the opening-day 2-0 win away at Wigan Athletic, before doing the same three days later against Reading at Stamford Bridge.

His first goal of the season from open play came during the 4-1 win against Norwich City when he fired us into a 2-1 lead from the edge of the penalty area, his 189th goal for the club.

Lampard missed a sustained period of the campaign after picking up a calf injury during our Champions League defeat in Donetsk, before making his return during the 3-1 win at Sunderland in December. After coming on as a substitute in our Club World Cup semi-final against Monterrey, he returned to captain the side for the final defeat against Corinthians.

In his 500th Premier League appearance he scored in the 8-0 win against Aston Villa, while his brace in the following game against Everton helped us to a 2-1 win. It took his Chelsea goal tally to 192, just one behind Kerry Dixon in our all-time goalscorers list.

Lampard became the joint-second highest goalscorer in the club's history when he scored from the penalty spot in our 5-1 FA Cup win at Southampton, equalling Dixon's tally of 193. The goal also saw him become our joint-highest scorer in FA Cup history, drawing level with Bobby Tambling on 25.

A week later, he went ahead of Dixon in the club's goalscoring charts when he scored our third in a 4-0 win at Stoke City. Goals against Arsenal, Reading, Newcastle United and Brentford followed, taking Lampard to within three goals of Tambling's record. 

Lampard scored his 200th Chelsea goal in a 2-0 win against former club West Ham United in March, 2013, heading home from Eden Hazard's cross to take him to within two goals of Bobby Tambling's record, while a 44th-minute penalty in the home win against Swansea - scored in front of the watching Tambling - took him to the 201-mark.

In the away game at Aston Villa in May Lampard finally surpassed Tambling, winning us the match in the process. Trailing to Christian Benteke's opener, Lampard equalled the club record with Chelsea goal 202, collecting the ball inside the penalty area and firing beyond Brad Guzan.

Better was to come in the dying moments of the match when the Blues midfielder made history. Eden Hazard and Ashley Cole exchanged passes inside the box, and the Belgian crossed for Lampard - who had timed his run to perfection in trademark fashion - to finish and become the club's all-time highest scorer.

Lampard then captained the side as we overcame Benfica in Amsterdam to win the Europa League, and soon after it was announced he has signed a one-year contract extension, keeping him at the club until the summer of 2014.

He scored his first goal of the current campaign on the opening day with a stunning free-kick, while also finding the target in our 4-0 Champions League away win against Steaua Bucharest.

Pre-Chelsea
Ironically, Frank's ever-present habit was one of the reasons why he was under-appreciated by some at the club that nurtured him.

With Frank's father the West Ham first team coach when the teenager broke into the first team there, sections of the support at Upton Park cried nepotism over the son's regular place in their side. He was ever-present in the Hammers team that finished fifth in '98/'99 and was capped for England the next season.

However, when manager Harry Redknapp and Frank senior were sacked in 2001, it was time for Frank to move on and although Leeds was a possible destination at the time, it was across London the player went as he sought a club where he could take his career to the next level.

International Career
After a debut against Belgium in 1999, Frank would have to wait until June 2003 to feature for a full 90 minutes in an England shirt, and he scored his first goal that August against Croatia.

He was well worth his place in the Euro 2004 team and was voted the England team's Player of the Year after three goals in four tournament games, and he won the poll again in 2005.

That made it all the more surprising when Frank failed to register on the score sheet in the 2006 World Cup in Germany, despite shooting more frequently than anyone.

It drew outside criticism, his years of incredibly consistent achievement seemingly forgotten, but after a lean spell under Steve McClaren he returned to goalscoring form under Fabio Capello, and Frank's critics began to re-evaluate their opinions and he was finally being appreciated in an England shirt too.

Unlike in 2006, Frank went into the 2010 World Cup in red-hot scoring form, even by his own extraordinary standards.

However, as Capello played with the jigsaw of England's midfield, Frank's goal threat again appeared diminished although he was one of the best players against Slovenia in the third group game, and was infamously denied his first World Cup goal by a ludicrous linesman's decision as England exited versus Germany.

A hernia operation meant he sat out the beginning of England's Euro 2012 qualifying campaign but he returned in 2011 with goals and victories with the three lions on his chest. No Chelsea player has won more international caps while playing for the club.

Frank took the captain's armband for England's friendly against Spain in November 2011, scoring the only goal of the game.

Sadly for him, however, after being named in Roy Hodgson's final squad for the tournament, he picked up a hamstring injury shortly after joining up with his teammates and was ruled out of the tournament.

However, in the first friendly following the tournament - against Italy in Berne - Lampard was once again named captain, playing a pivotal role as England came from behind to win 2-1.

He was then named in the squad ahead of the World Cup qualifiiers against Moldova and Ukraine, subsequently scoring three times over the course of the two games.

Lampard was named in the squad for the games against San Marino and Poland in October 2012, but was forced to pull out due to a calf injury.

In February 2013, he came off the bench to score the winner as England beat Brazil 2-1 at Wembley in a friendly, while in May it was his goal which secured a 1-1 home draw against Republic of Ireland.

Lampard won his 100th England cap in a World Cup qualifier against Ukraine in September 2013, and the following month played his part as the Three Lions qualified for the World Cup in Brazil.

 

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Defensive Stats

  • Goals Conceded/Game1
  • Shots on Target/Goals Conceded3.6
  • Clean Sheets/Game0.2

Attacking Stats

  • Goals167
  • Shots/Goals Ratio0.14
  • Shots on Target Ratio0.58

How Goals Scored

  • Left Foot15
  • Right Foot111
  • Headers12
  • Other0

Discipline

  • Red Cards3
  • Yellow Cards57
  • Fouls346
  • Fouls/Cards Ration0.17

Goals Times

How Goals Scored