5 Reasons Why Chelsea Should Give Frank Lampard A New Contract

By on March 25, 2013

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:

Experience

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.

A leader

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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16 Comments

  1. Isaac othuke

    March 25, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    His experience is much needed for the young lads to grow and excel even though he will not start regularly let him bear it….super frankie8 #respect

  2. Cashir

    March 25, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    I think it is ruthless action if super frank isnot offered even a year we all know what he was for the club so pls sign him up again other u will mis one of a kind player that u ‘lln’t get again in ur lifespan and I think that SAF will sign him if u allow him to leave

  3. Jeff

    March 25, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    I totally disagree with d write up,we should forget about d word experience,i believe chelsea fc can survive without lampard for real,no doubt,he is chelsea legend and he has done alot for d club but i strongly believe that thís is d right time lampard to go inorder him to gain his respect and also to allow d telented young stars to grow and also for them to have playing time on d field,Chelsea has some good young stars.

  4. Laled

    March 25, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    There aint gona be a Lampard anymore, but there’s gona a Ramires.

  5. Laled

    March 25, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    There aint gona be a Lampard anymore, but there’s gona be a Ramires.

  6. Terry Grant

    March 25, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Lamps is a legend,no doubt.But the time for him to take his bow is now.Didier left with all his dignity and legendary status intact.Why didn’t fellas ask for him to be given a new contract? Or is he any less a legend than lampard? Lads like mceacran and chalobah have not been given the opportunity they deserve cos of greedy Big men like lampard.Abeg!

  7. Rosemary

    March 25, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Lampard is a legend no doubt and no one is disregarding what he has done in d past but what do people mean by experience in football? Experience is only useful wen ur legs play d right thing. Apart from d everton game wen lampard scored 2 goals and d 3rd goal he scored against wigan wt a handful of other goals and penalties won by his teammates, how many matches have we won dis season that we can say we won majorly bcos of lampard’s experience? Where was his experience wen atletico madrid disgraced us 4-1? Where was his experience wen we lost to Qpr,swansea, newcastle, let a 2 goal lead slip against southampton n reading? Where was his experience when we lost club world cup final to corinthians after winning d semi-final easily without him? Out of d 53games we have played dis season, our best 10-15 matches especially in terms of performance have been in matches where there was no lampard in our midfield. It is interesting to note dt we haven’t won any big game dis season wit lampard in our midfield cos we always lack stability wen he plays in our double pivot. When he plays, we only win against poor teams who are nt good at attacking. This was even more obvios when we played man u. He was in our midfield n we were outrun by man u. Immediately he left our midfield we gained stability n suddenly became an entirely different n better team. In terry’s absense, d team still lacks leadership even wen lampard is there cos he doesn’t have d leadership drive terry has. Painful as it sounds, dis present chelsea team is better off without lampard than with him so it’s time for him to move on. We wish him all d best.

  8. Terry Grant

    March 25, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Rosemary,it was a pleasure reading ur writeup.your level of understanding of football is exellent.We all love lamparp,but pls enough of these poor sentiments.

  9. fr francis

    March 25, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    5 reasons he should NOT be given new contract:
    1) He does not want a wage slash
    2) He ALWAYS want to play Every match
    3) Never makes his partner (in double pivot) play well cods he leaves them exposed.
    4) He does NOT inspire/lead the players when a match isn’t going well! (How many times have we lost with him as captain!)
    5)He his too self-centered, looking for personal glory of goals e.t.c (how many assists does he have?)

  10. Terry Grant

    March 25, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Fr francis,u ar also a wonderful football follower having made those factual points.#Truth

  11. ken

    March 25, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Up lamps frank is my role model no dout, i think he should b given a new contract bcos he deserved it nd right now he is d king of of chelsea up frank.

  12. Terry Grant

    March 25, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Sorry mate,u made no point.Just sentiments.Why don’t you offer him a job in your company if you love for him comes first before the growth of our beloved club!

  13. Righteous Addo Aikins

    March 25, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    All is well n l wsh Lampard gud leavng luck,Super Frank chapter # 8 vers 12yrs in Chelsea for GOD so luv hm as he gav hm 200 goals at CFC whsever replace hm shld do de same. If he leaves, hs name wll nevr be 4goting but,:if he stays,he wll score own goal for sme of de fans wll talk bad against hm in near by future. afterall he has done well but he shld leave for gud.

  14. Ik calistus

    March 26, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Super frank and the only frank u realy did a gr8 job and still doing bt is tym 4 u to leave wit respect just like drogba did so that u will be recognized each tym the younger ones miss ur job at brig

  15. toyyib

    March 26, 2013 at 8:47 am

    super frankiey is a legend no mater what you people are saying,you should at least give him a deserved respect, cos he has don a lot for this club, though i agree that this is the right time for him to leav, but at thesame time we chelsea fans most show him an uncompearable respects,thanks to all my cfc mates.

  16. michael griffin

    March 27, 2013 at 11:55 am

    well if lamps does leave in the summer then it will be very hard to find a replacement hopefully he gets that extension and stays at the club till he is ready to retire he maybe old but he as still got the goal scoring record he as had over the past ten years at the bridge and be Chelsea ever top goal scorer… RA hope u se sense before its to late.

    LAMPARD…LEGEND

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