Frank Lampardís future at Stamford Bridge still in the mist
Once again it was one of the Old Guards who helped Chelsea salvage three points against a resilient Everton side at Goodison Park on Sunday. Everton drew first blood in the 2nd minute of the game through Steven Pienaar, but a brilliant brace from Frank Lampard allowed Chelsea grab a crucial away win.
The 34-year-old attacking midfielder scored goals in both halves of the game to bring forth a new wave of plea from Chelsea fans to re-sign the club legend. Frank Lampard, who is the highest midfielder goal-scorer in the Premier League, was earlier asked by the Chelsea management to find a new club this fall.
Frank Lampard’s contract with Chelsea will expire at the end of the season which means the England international has six months to find a new club or persuade Chelsea into giving him an extension-contract.
The English veteran admits he has little hope of surviving at the Stamford Bridge this winter. Frank Lampard has already been linked with a number of retirement-clubs. Top notch clubs from China, Russia, United States and Australia are ready to offer a lucrative contract to Frank Lampard.
Chelsea’s interim manager Rafael Benitez refused to offer any updates on Frank Lampard’s contract situation after Chelsea’s 2-1 victory over Everton.
“Lampard is a great player, a good professional, who is doing well for us and I will try to bring the best out of him until the end of the season,” Rafael Benitez said. “He is one of the players who if he gets in the box he can be dangerous.
“He is under contract. He has shown his full commitment. He is a great player and my job is to keep him fit, happy and scoring goals. If he can score goals every game I'll be pleased.”
Frank Lampard’s departure will finally allow Chelsea to give more chances to their younger midfielders such as Lucas Piazon, Ramires, John Obi Mikel and Eden Hazard.
Los Angeles Galaxy could sign in Frank Lampard as a replacement for David Beckham. The new MLS season will start after January, which means Los Angeles Galaxy will have plenty of time to negotiate a deal for Frank Lampard. Rife rumors suggest Los Angeles Galaxy have already approached Chelsea with interest in Frank Lampard.