TOP 5: Frank Lampard Moments At Chelsea

Frank Lampard has given Chelsea 12 amazing years of service. He has created cherished memories and became the idol of many fans. However, looking forward, it is time for the club to let go. While Frank’s contributions in shirt sales and goal scoring feats are undoubtedly crucial, keeping a 34 year old veteran at the club with a huge wage bill is a risk not many will take. Furthermore, the presence of other midfield talents around the world may prove to be more attractive and less expensive acquisitions.

The Blues’ legend Frank Lampard leaves Chelsea after 13 long wonderfully served years and has contributed immensely to the golden generation of the west London club with the change in ownership. Lampard has had uncountable moments of glory in his Chelsea career, but here is a selection of moments that can be called as special for the legend.

5. Frank Lampard scores the FA Cup Final winner against Everton, does the corner flag celebration, 2008-09

Lampard scored a stunning left footed long ranger that flew into the top corner and sealed the fate of the season’s FA Cup. He followed it up with the corner flag celebration that his father had once done after scoring the FA Cup Final winner against Everton in 1979-80. This is one of his most famous moments in a Chelsea shirt.

4. Lampard becomes the all-time top scorer for Chelsea, breaking Bobby Tambling’s record, MAY 2013

Lampard scored twice against Aston Villa to seal the victory for Chelsea and assure them a Champions League spot for the next season. Frank Lampard, before the game, was on the verge of breaking Bobby Tambling’s record of 202 goals, as he was with a tally of 201. He scored a sharp equaliser and poached the second one to win the game for the Blues as well as break the record.

3. Emotional penalty against Liverpool in the UCL 2008-09 Semi-Final

Lampard scored a crucial penalty in Chelsea’s win against Liverpool to take them into the Champions League final which the west London club eventually lost to rivals Manchester United. But this penalty was one of Lampard’s hardest to take, especially because this game was immediately after his mother’s death. Lampard dedicated this goal to his mother with teary eyes.

2. Lampard scores a stunner against Bayern Munich, 2004-05

Lampard scored a classic stunner, a goal that would be shown for all aspiring shooters, be it strikers or attacking midfielders. Lampard showcased his goal-scoring Pyro techniques with this peach of a goal when he controlled Makelele’s lofted delivery into the box with his chest and pile-driving one of the best half-volleys ever seen beating one of the best goalkeepers of the game- Oliver Kahn. This was purely a show of shooting technique.

1. The brace that gave Chelsea its first Premier League title in 50 years

Lampard scored a brace against Bolton that marked the beginning of a resurgent Chelsea under Jose Mourinho and summed up an extra-ordinary and dominant season for the Blues, as they started their journey of creating history by grabbing their first title in 50 years. Lampard was one of Chelsea’s most important players in the league in this season, blossoming into one of the world’s best midfielders under manager Jose Mourinho, this would always be remembered by Frank as one of his best career highs in his career full of highs!

 

Written by Dinesh V

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