On Wednesday, Chelsea won the Europa League Final, beating Benfica in the Amsterdam Arena for a second European crown in two years. In itself, that feat is outstanding, and the final was thrilling, but when you consider that Chelsea had to go through Sparta Prague, Steaua Bucharesti, Rubin Kazan, and FC Basel to reach the final, the sizzle of the achievement lessens considerably.
Perhaps to show why Chelsea signed him to a one-year contract extension, adidas set up an intricate "3D infographic" representing each of his club-record 203 goals on the pitch at Stamford Bridge. Lampard's goals were plotted on a virtual 3D axis, which allowed its creators to be "pinpoint placed and showcase exactly where each goal was scored from.
Frank Lampard has turned down a move to Major League Soccer and instead signed a new one-year contract with Chelsea.
There has been speculation about Lampards future all season, but his form has caused Chelsea to reconsider their stance, and offer Lampard a new one-year deal. The announcement was made this morning after he captained the Blues in last night's Europa League final win over Benfica in Amsterdam.
Chelsea kit sponsor adidas honoured midfielder Frank Lampard and his incredible new goal-scoring record today at Stamford Bridge by putting together a fantastic display of all 203 of his goals. Chelsea today announced that the England international had signed a one-year extension to his contract and will remain in west London through next season.
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Frank Lampard has signed a deal that will keep him at Chelsea next season. After months of ushering their all-time leading goalscorer towards the exit, the Blues have decided they couldn't afford to let Lamps leave after all. His existing deal expired at the end of the season. With no sign of a new contract, [.
The future of Frank Lampard has been up in the air for long, but finally there seems to be a conclusion in sights. The Chelsea man has said that the signs look increasingly promising that he will remain at the club next season. His contract runs out in just over a month's time. Lampard has been consistently saying that there has been no offer on the table up until now.
Despite all of the credit that Chelsea — their footballersandmanager — deserve after Wednesday night's triumphant win in the UEFA Europa League, John Terry stole many of the headlines by lifting the trophy alongside Frank Lampard.
That Terry decided to lift the trophy with Lampard wasn't the main issue.
It wasn't a classic and to be honest apart from a Frank Lampard belter, Chelsea weren't at the races in the first half! Chelsea turned the screw up a notch second half, got plenty of attacking possession and finally created decent chances. Thanks to Fernando Torres, Branislav Ivanovic and Gary Cahill, Chelsea lifted the Europa League and became the first club in history to hold both trophies at the same time!
Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard says the club have gradually grown to love the Europa League after the initial disappointment of being knocked out of the Champions League. After winning Europe's showpiece tournament last season, Lampard and his team-mates were not initially pleased to find themselves in the less prestigious Europa League this campaign.
Tomorrow night Chelsea take on Benfica in Amsterdam in the THIRD major European final in SIX years. After having injury doubts over Eden Hazard and John Terry, both have travelled today and a decision will be taken by Rafa Benitez after our training session tonight.
Hopefully both will make it through and will be available to bolster Rafa's options but ahead of the session tonight, I wanted to ask the Chelsea faithful their thoughts on who should start the game?
Chelsea essentially secured a place in next year's Champions League on Saturday noontime with a nervy victory away at Aston Villa. Though the race for the top four has become somewhat clearer this weekend with the third spot being secured, another story stole the headlines. Frank Lampard became Chelsea's all-time leading goal-scorer when his brace took his grand total to 203 goals.
Frank Lampard passed Bobby Tambling as Chelsea's all-time leading scorer, as his two second half goals helped Chelsea come from behind to beat Aston Villa 2-1 and but assuring Chelsea of a top-four finish and with it UEFA Champions League football next season.
Villa, who have been really playing well recently took a surprise 14th-minute lead with Christian Benteke's 19th goal of an season.
With his contract up at the end of the season, Frank Lampard broke Chelsea's all-time scoring record with a brace in their 2-1 win against Aston Villa. The win virtually ensures a place in the Champions League for Chelsea next season and Lampard's two goals earned him a ride atop goalkeeper Petr Cech's shoulders.
Frank Lampard today set a new record for Chelsea, scoring 203 goals — the most number of goals ever scored by a Chelsea player in the history of the club.
Lampard scored a left-footed shot against Aston Villa in the 61st minute to equal the record set by Bobby Tambling. Then late in the game at Villa Park, Lampard slotted in a winner for Chelsea and his record-breaking goal.
We probably don't need to tell you the significance of Super Frank's second goal against Villa today his 203rd for Chelsea since bagging his first in the 87th minute of a 5-1 win over Bolton in December of 2001...
And with that, Bobby Tambling's record was surpassed by a midfielder.
After equalling Chelsea's all-time goal scoring record earlier in the match, Frank Lampard became the outright record holder with a second goal against Aston Villa. His 203rd goal for the Blues moves Lamps past Bobby Tambling's previous record.
Frank Lampard equalled Bobby Tambling's Chelsea goalscoring record in today's lunchtime kick-off against Aston Villa. Lamps bagged his 202nd goal for the Blues in the second-half to level the scores at 1-1.
1) Title May have been Decided but Plenty of Developments Elsewhere in the Standings
Though Manchester United have already sealed the league title this season, Old Trafford was once again the scene of a rather significant scoreline as Chelsea grabbed a hugely important win over the newly crowned Premier League Champions.
Frank Lampard has become an institution for Chelsea since his transfer from West Ham United in 2001. He's featured a fantastic 201 times in the Premier League for Chelsea and scored 139 goals for the Blues in the Premier League. The London-born star it reaching a crossroads in his career, however, and his future has been the topic of much debate this season.
Frank Lampard is in REAL danger of missing out on Bobby Tambling's record at Chelsea with just three games to go in our season. I personally believe that he WILL start against Aston Villa tomorrow but it could be his last start in a Chelsea shirt unless we get his contract situation sorted out.
1. Rafa Benitez can relax For once the opposition manager will be disliked nearly as much as him. AVB was never quite the right fit in the Chelsea hot-seat, although he was still a better fit than Benitez. 2. Andre Villas Boas could ponder what might have been... but he doesn't want to John Terry's [.
What a massive result yesterday was at Old Trafford. It was a game Chelsea had to at least take a point from and couldn't afford to lose if we were to realistically have a hope of Champions League qualification by finishing inside the top four.
I had said previous to the game that we needed big performances from our big players, it was games like these yesterday that define a season.
Manchester United v Chelsea Rivalry: 9 talking points in the Abramovich era - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United and Chelsea lock horns this weekend, in what is a fixture with history. Although the Red Devils have already wrapped up the Premier League title, Sir Alex Ferguson will want to win at Old Trafford, while the Blues are involved in a battle for a top-four berth.
Will Chelsea legend Lampard replace Scholes at Manchester United? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Frank Lampard has become part of the furniture at Stamford Bridge, amassing over 400 appearances for Chelsea since joining from West Ham back in 2001. Despite being only one goal away from equaling Bobby Tamlin's goalscoring record for the west London club, the England international's future with the Blues looks uncertain.
It took us the half time interval to get our tempo going after conceding a goal just before half time but within 15 minutes or so from the re-start, this game was dead and buried and Chelsea head to Amsterdam to take on Benfica on Wednesday 15th May in the Europa League final!
It was always going to be one of those games tonight with Chelsea leading 2-1 after the first leg with two away goals scored.
Though it proved unnecessary as Chelsea beat Basel 3-1 in the second leg of their Europa League semifinal to advance with a 5-2 aggregate score, David Luiz scored yet another brilliant goal with enviable ease. In the 59th minute at Stamford Bridge, Frank Lampard laid the ball off for Luiz well outside the box and the Brazilian curled a shot that dipped down from the top corner in a way that probably made David Beckham jealous.
Chelsea have reached their twelfth major final during Roman Abramovich's reign after Brazilian David Luiz scored a scorcher of a goal to put the game out of FC Basel's reach in the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg.
With a goal that looked like it was going to be teed up for Frank Lampard, David Luiz decided to have a crack at goal instead, which he took beautifully and curled the ball into the corner of the net.
All signs in recent months have been pointing out to the departure of Frank Lampard from Chelsea in the summer after 12 years at the club. Some may try to play the devil's advocate by saying that Lampard does not have a lot to offer to the team at 34 years of age. However, a look back at the 2-0 win over Swansea demonstrates the importance of Lampard.
All signs in recent months have been pointing to the departure of Frank Lampard from Chelsea in the summer after 12 years at the club. Some may try to play the devil's advocate by saying that Lampard does not have a lot still left to offer at 34 years of age. However, a look back at the 2-0 win over Swansea City demonstrates the importance of the veteran to Chelsea.
Frank Lampard breaks Bobby Tambling's goal record: Frank Lampard (8.4) is easy to mock. He's English and therefore lacks the sparkle of players like Mata (10.2), Oscar (8.0) and Hazard (9.6); he's pathologically incapable of playing alongside Steven Gerrard (9.2), though Gerrard's tactical indiscipline hasn't helped matters; and he once yelled at a radio host who had gotten a little too interested in Mrs.