Saturday, May 11, 2013

OSG Prem: Chelsea To UCL, Lampard Sets Record

((HT: Sky Sports/BPL))

It took a while but Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard became the leading goal scorer in club history with two markers against Aston Villa in the 2-1 win at Villa Park.

The game, pretty much, featured everything- goals, reds (on both sides with Benteke and Ramires), the reinforcement for goal line technology (on a tap in by Demba Ba that wasn't called- in the end, it didn't matter, but it's the principle of the thing...), injuries to both Eden Hazard (hamstring) and John Terry (ankle) that jeopardize their playing for Chelsea in the Europa League final this week against Benfica, and Lampard setting the new record...

Did we miss anything...???

Here's the 203rd goal of Lampard's Chelsea career...

He goes one clear of Bobby Tambling for the top and now speculation begins as to how many of the old guard in Chelsea's current roster stay at season's end. Terry and Lampard, as well as current caretaker manager Rafa Benitez, are all thought of as gone because of what owner Roman Abramovich thought of as not letting Andres Villas-Boas implement his younger players and style effectively (and soon) enough when he was in charge.

If Mourinho arrives, some think Lampard stays. But he is still linked to a new life with Robbie Keane as an LA Galaxy DP if no one picks him up.

Here's the full highlight run...

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