Today was one of the finest moments for Super Frankie Lampard! He thanked the fans and he said of the moment “I did get a bit emotional” and he dedicated his haul of 203 goals (a record) to his mum.
The previous record was posted between 1959-1970 by Sir Bobby Tambling with a total of a spectacular 202 goals! Rafael Benitez Chelsea’s interim manager said “He’s a great player who has been working hard and to achieve what he has is amazing. He is a great professional. I’m really pleased for him and really pleased for the team because he scored two goals and won the game” and did not speculate on whether Mourinho will be back, or on a contract offer for Lampard.
Chelsea are now in the Champions League next season after what has been described as a dramatic match with Aston Villa, which saw a sending off for each team, Lampard break Sir Tambling’s record with two goals and Chelsea make it to the Premier League top three spot, which means Champions League football for the Blues.
Last year in December, Chelsea had beat Aston Villa 8-0, this match-up was different, when Aston Villa put themselves in the lead with a goal in 14 minutes by Benteke, although Lampard came to rescue the match with a stunning curled shot into the goal and a late strike from close range.
The team have done well today, and will have to keep up their momentum with the likes of back in form Torres his team-mates Ba, Lampard and Mata will surely be wanting to show they can end on a good season on a good high note of a trophy.
Eden Hazard and John Terry have come off from the match with injuries and it is too soon to know whether they will be included in the Europa League Final against Benfica in Amsterdam (15th May Wednesday).
Chelsea as a team made a record for most goals scored in the season with 143 goals with the match against Aston Villa.
In other news Aston Villa’s captain Stiliyan Petrov has retired due to his battle with Leukemia, also, Sir Alex Ferguson has retired and David Moyes is to be in the managerial position at the end of the season.