Chelsea’s all-time leading goalscorer Bobby Tambling is giving Frank Lampard his backing to take over his mantle.
The veteran midfielder sits just two goals behind Tambling’s career record of 202 with the current leader offering his blessing as his reign as Stamford Bridge’s number one gets set to be vanquished.
"We chatted about the goals. He has always been very supportive of me in terms of the record," Lampard told BBC Sport.
"He is an absolutely great man. We just chatted about Chelsea and the team and how well he is and he said hello to the family.
"The record is within touching distance and I keep getting reminded and try not to think about it too much.
"If I can keep my head down, stay fit and keep playing my games then hopefully I will get there. Simple as that."