Lampard becomes all-time Chelsea scorer in top flight

Frank Lampard’s goal in Chelsea’s 8-0 rout of Aston Villa on Sunday allowed him to break a club scoring record.
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Frank Lampard’s goal in Chelsea’s 8-0 rout of Aston Villa on Sunday allowed him to break a club scoring record.

The veteran midfielders 59th minute goal at Stamford Bridge took him past Bobby Tambling’s top flight tally of 129 in England’s highest division to become the outright leader of goals scored in the top flight.

It was also Lampard’s 500th Premier League start and his 100th Premier League goal in London leaving him extremely proud of his scoring exploits.

"It means I'm old," Lampard joked of the record. "No, it means a lot. I've been fortunate to play for a great club and the managers had team-mates around me.

"I'm very proud of that goals record, to beat a great man such as Bobby who is an absolute legend and a lovely bloke, it means everything.

"Coming across London is not always easy but they (the fans) have supported me from the first minute. I appreciate it. I try to play well for them."

 

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