Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard wrote his name in the clubs history books yesterday after surpassing Bobby Tambling’s record yesterday with a quickfire double in the clubs 2-1 victory at Villa Park.
With much of the season being featured around whether the England International would have his contract extended under current boss Rafael Benitez, he certainly proved his worth once again as his goals almost certainly ensure the clubs route to Champions League football for next season.
Lampards equalling goal to Tambling’s record yesterday was a powerful left footed strike past Brad Guzan to the raptuous delight of the visiting fans.
His winner for Chelsea was a tap in after a beautiful Chelsea move, and it led to the midfielder pointing to the stars in front of the visiting contingent knowing he had just written his name into the clubs history books as the all time leading scorer.
203 goals for a midfielder is a fantastic goalscoring record, especially in the top flight which has encompossed trophies such as the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League to name a few.
The question is whether he will gain an extension, and follow in the steps similarly of Ryan Giggs at Manchester United, with Lampard stating he wants to play until he is 40.
For now, Lampard is one goal ahead of Tambling’s record, although you wouldn’t be surprised to the midfielder add a few more to his tally going forward.