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Chelsea Hall Of Fame: Frank Lampard

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Frank Lampard became the Chelsea manager last summer as a replacement for Italian tactician Maurizio Sarri who left the Blues to take up the Juventus job.

It was a familiar appointment for the Chelsea fans as Lampard had made his name as a player at Stamford Bridge on the back of his move from fellow London club West Ham United.

Chelsea paid just £11m for his transfer from the Hammers and it proved to be money well spent for the west London giants.

Lampard became a Blue some 19 years ago and he went on to become the highest goalscorer in the history of the club as he beat the record of Bobby Tambling.

Lampard scored 211 goals for Chelsea in all competitions during his 13-year stay at Stamford Bridge as a player.

He is the Blues’ topscorer ahead of Bobby Tambling, Kerry Dixon and former teammate Didier Drogba.

During his time at Stamford Bridge as one of the playing staff, Frank Lampard won three Premier League titles plus two major European trophies.

Lampard was part of the Chelsea team that won the 2012 Champions League title in Munich via the penalty shootout win over home team Bayern Munich and the 2013 Europa League title one year later.

He finished in second place during the 2005 Ballon d’Or and the FIFA Player of the Year Award.

Frank Lampard was a goalscoring midfielder during his time at Chelsea as demonstrated by the 2009/10 season when he scored 27 goals in all competitions for the Blues as they finished the season with their third Premier League title under the guidance of Italian manager Carlo Ancelotti.

He left Chelsea in 2014 before signing for fellow Premier League rivals Manchester City and Major League Soccer (MLS) club New York City FC.

The 41-year-old retired from football in 2017 and was Derby County manager for last season only before his appointment as Chelsea manager last summer.

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