Super Frankie Lampard received a Special Recognition Award at the Annual Player of the Year awards last night and it's also worth mentioning that he was on the shortlist of four players for the main award of the evening.
Just days after Lampard broke Bobby Tambling's all time Chelsea goal record, Tambling himself presented Lampard with the award.
In the penultimate weekend of the Premier League season, only two sides managed to keep clean sheets across eight fixtures, once again highlighting the value for entertainment held in the English top flight.
With Arsenal, Manchester City and newly-crowned FA Cup champions Wigan Athletic still to feature in this week's meetings, the action doesn't look likely to stop there, either.
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.
As the season draws to a close the loose ends are gradually being tied up. Manchester United were crowned champions for a record 20th time on Monday night and it looks increasingly likely that QPR, Reading and Wigan are the three sides likely to drop down into the Championship. However, there are a few loose ends that still need to be tied up and Frank Lampard's future is certainly one such loose end.
Frank Lampard as we know has scored 200 goals for Chelsea and is just two goals away from equalling Bobby Tambling's record. The problem is, Lampard hasn't featured much since scoring against West Ham playing in his favoured position back on 17th March.
Since then, he has been deployed by Rafa Benitez in a much deeper role and with a possible eight games remaining (including the Europa League final if we make it), we have to question whether or not he will get the chance to break that record.
Tomorrow at Wembley is the 35th semi-final Chelsea have been involved in ever since Roman Abramovich took over the club! Around 3pm, an hour before kick off tomorrow, Rafa Benitez could name Chelsea team to take part in the semi-final without John Terry and Frank Lampard for the first time when they have been fully fit and available.
Jose Mourinho is coming back to Chelsea and I am 90% certain of it for next season. After my blog posts and reports/quotes from Mourinho it's almost certain so make sure you check them out if you haven't done so already.
Now thinking about the way Mourinho works, he likes to employ someone connected with the club as part of his backroom staff such as Steve Clarke when he originally took over in 2004.
It looks as though Rio Ferdinand's controversial return to the English National Team will be delayed just a bit longer.
The Manchester United defender has pulled out of the England squad citing a need to stick to a pre-planned fitness program that limits the amount of playing time the 34-year-old defender puts on his aging body.
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Chelsea vs West Ham 2-0 Highlights 2013 Lampard Hazard Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Chelsea vs West Ham 2013 ( Chelsea WHUFC VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Chelsea vs West Ham 2-0 ( Lampard, Hazard) Stamford Bridge, London- 17 March, 2013- 16.
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According to Caught Offside, Chelsea could make a £20m bid for Real Madrid's Brazilian playmaker Kaka. The former AC Milan has failed to secure a regular starting spot during his time in Spain, and with Madrid sure to bolster their squad in the summer, potential playing opportunity may get even smaller for him.
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Man City vs Chelsea 2013 Highlights 2-0 Toure Tevez Goals Lampard penalty miss video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Manchester City vs Chelsea 2013 ( Man City Chelsea VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Man City vs Chelsea 2-0 ( Yaya Toure, Carlos Tevez) Etihad Stadium, Manchester- 24 February, [.
Wolfie Kutner was at Stamford Bridge last night as Chelsea advanced to the next round of the UEFA Europa League. Below he talks the strategies executed from both sides and hits on the particular dilemma surrounding Fernando Torres.
"Chelsea get out jail through a last minute goal from their Belgian super-sub.
Tomorrow night Chelsea take on Spara Prague at Stamford Bridge in the second leg of our Europa League tie. We are 1-0 up after the first leg and in a good position to advance to the next round providing we get the right performance and result.
Today, in his press conference, Rafa Benitez revealed that Frank Lampard and Branislav Ivanovic will be rested and not involved for this one in addition to the cup tied Demba Ba.
Chelsea hosted Brentford in an FA Cup 4th Round Replay on Sunday afternoon after the two sides played to a draw two weeks ago. Despite being held at 0-0 after the first forty-five minutes, Chelsea were too strong for Brentford in the end through goals from Juan Mata, Oscar, Frank Lampard, and John Terry.
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Chelsea vs Brentford 4-0 FA Cup 2013 Highlights Replay Mata Lampard Oscar Terry Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Chelsea vs Brentford 2013 ( Chelsea Brentford VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Chelsea vs Brentford 4-0 ( Mata, Oscar, Lampard, Terry) Stamford Bridge, London- 17 February, 2013- 12.
He scored his 198th goal for Chelsea on Saturday and is now just FOUR goals away from Bobby Tambling's all time Chelsea record. Surely Frank Lampard will surpass the great Tambling's record this season but it's anyone's guess as to what will happen to Frank Lampard at the end of this term.
Earlier in the week, it had been reported that Lampard would be offered a years extension to keep him here for another season.
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Chelsea vs Wigan 4-1 Goals 2013 Highlights Ramires Hazard Lampard Marin Maloney Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Chelsea vs Wigan 2013 ( Chelsea Wigan VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Chelsea vs Wigan 4-1 ( Ramires, Lampard, Hazard, Marin/ Maloney) Stamford Bridge, London- 9 February, 2013- 15.
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John Terry is featured in the written press this morning speaking of Frank Lampard and has made a bold statement. He has called Lampard Chelsea's best ever and I just wonder what you all think and if you agree?
"You talk about the Zolas and the best players to have played at the club, but for me he is the best.
Much of the talk milling around this season is about Super Frank Lampard's future at the Club. The famous No. 8 has made it very clear to owner Roman Abramovich that he would like to stay at the Bridge (even accepting a pay decrease) and fans around the globe have shown that the feeling is mutual.
The most exciting part of the teams framework is the attacking three who support the main striker. These guys have a job to do in both halves of the pitch and the defensive aspect of the game is as important as their work going forward.
We saw the combination of Mata, Hazard and Oscar (MAZACAR) under Di Matteo flourish at the beginning of the season with everyone (including me) raving about them.
One of the most surprising thing about this season has been Chelsea's lack of flexibility when it comes to tactics. We may have seen a slight tweak to the 4-2-3-1 formation from time to time within games but nothing much that stands out.
With Oriol Romeu the only player out injured, we have a full strength side to pick from now and I am on a mission to establish what Chelsea fans all over the world thinks is our best and strongest eleven.
If reports this afternoon are to be believed, Roman Abramovich has had a dramatic change of heart and has instructed the Chelsea board to open preliminary talks with Frank Lampard over a new deal to stay at the club beyond this season.
First Ashley Cole and now Frank Lampard and it's great news as far as I am concerned.
It was a weird day as far as Frank Lampard was concerned in my opinion. I was pleased to see him start the game yesterday even though some people thought he would be better off being rested for Thursday and Spara Prague in the Europa League. I personally was happy that he played and now hope he is given a rest against Sparta ahead of Manchester City on Sunday.
Frank Lampard has signed a deal to write a series of five children's books called "Frankie's Magic Football." According to Reuters, the books will be about a schoolboy named Frankie and football-loving friends, who Lampard says are "loosely based on friends and team mates I've played with over the years.
This time last year Arsenal had an almost identical February and March, within days knocked out of two cup competitions and sweating over a top 4 finish. Arsene Wenger responded by taking the pressure off his younger players and fielding as many experienced heads as possible.
On this week's roundup, FIFA decide finally to introduce goal line technology at the World Cup in Brazil, England rise two places to fourth in the latest world rankings, and have Lampard and Gerrard finally started to play like...Lampard and Gerrard? Plus, it's nothing to do with England, but Gadsby can't resist reflecting on the amusement of watching Arsene Wenger lose his marbles.
The young Arsenal star Jack Wilshere has been continually over-hyped since his return to fitness this season, and has been hailed as the saviour of the England team and perhaps the catalyst that could finally win the World Cup for England for the first time in 48 years.
But the talented midfielder has tried to play down the expectations and says that Roy Hodgson's side needs a whole team of stars to win a trophy and he simply can't do it on his own.
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Reports surfaced in the media yesterday morning that Yaya Toure is "furious" with Manchester City and has "demanded" a new contract even though he has two years left to run on his current deal. The Sun has reported that Toure is even willing to "buy out his contract" at City and leave in the summer unless he is given a new deal by Saturday!
A bit of what's going on in Butt's Brain this week during our international break for World Cup qualifiers and friendlies... Frank Lampard hits out at Rio Ferdinand's critics as he insists the defender is as patriotic as they come. ... Continue reading →
This was England's first win over Brazil since 1990, you have to see it to believe it! The Three Lions put in an all around great performance, the Chelsea players on the field played pivotal roles for their respective sides, showing us just why they are part of our star studded roster.
Before I go any further, I feel Jack Wilshere deserves some recognition for the way he dominated the midfield, wow he is some player!