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5 Reasons Why Chelsea Should Give Frank Lampard A New Contract
Chelsea legend Frank Lampard is out of contract in the summer and it looks increasingly likely that he’ll be leaving Stamford Bridge at the end of the season. Here, Prasanna Mainkar gives us 5 reasons why Roman Abramovich should give the 34-year-old a new deal:
With the exception of perhaps John Terry and Petr Cech, Frank Lampard is the only other vastly experienced player in the current Chelsea squad (who frequently plays in the starting eleven). Although he lacks the pace and trickery of his successors – Oscar, Hazard, Ramires and Mata – he comprehensively beats them with that invaluable attribute: experience.
Loyal and fan favourite
Signed by Chelsea from West Ham back in 2001, Lampard has never looked like leaving the club. Because of his work-rate, loyalty and respect for CFC, he has become a huge fan favorite at the Bridge. With the departure of club legend Didier Drogba, Champions League pioneer Roberto di Mateo and the hiring of Rafa Benitez, the fans are already restless. If “Super Frankie” was to leave the club at the end of this season the fans aren’t going to be too happy about it.
Prolific goal scorer
Lampard recently hit the 200 goals mark for Chelsea and is on the brink of becoming the highest ever goal scorer for the club. It’s a truly remarkable feat for a midfielder and he has consistently scored goals in all the seasons he has played for Chelsea. Amongst midfielders in the Premier League since its inception, he has the most hat tricks (three), and has twice scored four goals in the a game. He’s without doubt the finest goal-scoring midfielder of his generation.
Dead ball specialist
As well as scoring in open play, Lampard has been regularly converting penalties and free kicks during his twelve years at the club. His composure and conversion rate from the spot is second to none and it would be sorely missed if he goes.
Frank Lampard is the man the side turns to lead them in the absence of John Terry. He’s vice-captain and was the one who led us to Champions League glory last year when Terry was suspended. Lampard leads even without the arm band. His leadership and experience would be a huge miss if he’s allowed to leave at the end of the season.
The most important reason why Abramovich should sign him up is because there is never going to be a Frank Lampard again!
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