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Chelsea keeper Cech: Lampard could still get new deal

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech hailed the performance of Frank Lampard after victory at Stoke City. Indeed, Cech refuses to accept that Lampard won't be handed a new contract.

"There are still four or five months to go to the end of the season, so I wouldn't say that about Frank," said Cech. "Nearly six months to go. We will see at the end of the season whether he goes or not.

"I don't know if he still has a chance of staying as I am not a director but, if he keeps playing like that, then obviously he will keep asking about the extension.

"Is he worth a new deal? I don't want to go into that. I am not a director. One day when I am the director you can ask me. Is he as good as ever? The team have changed, and so has his age, but he is still important. You can see that he might not start every game but, when he plays, he plays well with all his quality and experience.

"I have known him a long time. He has been a fantastic player for the club. And, of course, he has stayed for years at the same club. Bad times, good times - mostly good times - but that shows the loyalty of the player."

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