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Chelsea veteran Lampard: I still have three years at top

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard feels he still has three years left at the top.

For the Club World Cup semifinal win over Monterrey, Rafa Benitez chose to play centre half David Luiz in central midfield ahead of Lampard, who was clearly disappointed.

"I was ready to start, it was the manager's decision," said the 34-year-old. "I'm not the kind of player to see out my time and sit with my bum on the bench too much. I want to be involved. I will keep trying to do that, whatever the circumstances.

"I can't predict anything but I feel like I have two or three years at least in me at the top level. It is not for me to decide. Whatever happens, I've had a great time at Chelsea. I am determined to play a few more years."

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