Frank Lampard is undoubtedly one of Chelsea and the Premier League’s greatest ever attacking midfielders. The former England international is the Stamford Bridge club’s all-time leading goalscorer, and will always be remembered as one of the finest players of his generation. Here our five of Lampard’s best ever goals …
Everton v Chelsea 2007
Lampard was renowned for his lethal long-range shooting ability throughout his career, and this beauty at Goodison Park is a perfect example of the type of power and dip he used to get on his strikes from distance.
Chelsea v Bayern Munich 2005
Next up is a superb strike in the Champions League quarter-final against German giants Bayern Munich. Claude Makele floats a ball into Lampard, who has found some space in the box, the Chelsea midfielder then takes the ball down on his chest, swivels and smashes a perfect half volley past the hapless goalkeeper.
A strike brimming with skill, technique and imagination. Take a bow son, take a bow.
Chelsea v Hull 2009
Lamps didn’t score too may with his left-foot during his illustrious career, but when he did net with his ”swinger,” they tended to a bit special.
As the ball breaks to the former England international on the edge of the box, he surprises everybody by clipping a perfectly weighted chip into the far corner of the net. A goal laced with vision and audacity of the highest degree.
Chelsea v Spurs 2012
Big players, score big goals, and this demonstration of Lampard’s deadly free-kick taking ability took place at Wembley against Spurs in the 2012 FA Cup final no less.
From fully 35-yards-out, Chelsea’s record goal scorer blasted an unstoppable swerving free-kick into the onion bag past former Stamford Bridge team-mate Carlo Cudicini.
Barcelona v Chelsea 2006
Lampard’s greatest ever goal would come against the mighty Barcelona in a Champions League fixture at the Nou Camp.
Running away from goal in the Barca box with the ball about to go out of play, Lampard somehow had the ability to take one touch before curling a beautiful chip over the head of the stranded Barca keeper.
The type of finish very few footballers would even think of trying, let alone executing to perfection.