"It will be very deserved if it goes to him," said Lampard, who was runner-up for the award in 2005 behind Ronaldinho, although he believes his form may be even better than it was then.
"I am playing around my best," said the 30-year-old. "Maybe it's the best I've played. I'm feeling very confident and I'm fortunate to be playing in a team with good players around me who always help me.
"Every season I just try to improve and play well. There are too many top players out there to try and make it your ambition to win an award like that. I never expected to be second and all of a sudden I was in there."