Thierry Henry recently declared that he would not be returning back to United States as a player after finishing the season with New York Red Bulls. The French forward holds several records from the time he spent with cross-city rivals Arsenal. Chelsea legend Frank Lampard who had 211 goals for Chelsea in all competitions including 147 goals in the Barclays Premier League has now equalled Henry in the total number of goals scored in the Premier League.
He matched the milestone playing for title contenders Manchester City against Leicester City. So far, Lampard has scored 4 very crucial goals for the blue team from Manchester including an emotional strike against the team that still considers him theirs. Lampard would always be a Chelsea legend and his name would always bring back some glorious memories and it was bitter-sweet for Chelsea fans to see him score that so special goal in a City jersey. The color might have faded but all Chelsea fans feel proud of him.
As a recap, here is the goals break-down of all 211 goals Lampard scored for Chelsea:
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There has never been any doubt about whether or not Lampard is a legend, it only goes to make his legend a bigger one for sure. His name will live forever in the England, Chelsea as well as Manchester City folklore now. Many people thought that he was only good enough for MLS-esque leagues, however Lampard has proven time and again this season that he has a lot of gas left in him, Pellegrini certainly knows how to get the best out of the Blue Stalwart.
On achieving the latest of many milestones including breaking Bobby Tambling’s all time high scoring record for Chelsea, Super Frank Lampard had this to say:
“I’m very happy with [the record], I thought it was going to be out of my reach. I have respect for Henry, he is one of the greatest in Premier League history and to be up there with him his incredible.”
“Those are the kind of games we need to get results, we needed to grind them out. We were not at our best but got three points.”
“I’ve watched Leicester and seen even though they are down near the bottom, they are not short of passion. They showed that today. We were nowhere near the force we can be sometimes, but you have to show two sides to your game and I think we did that today.”
All in all, Lampard has six goals for Manchester City this season, and as much as it hurts seeing him score for those Blue lookalike in faded blue jerseys, him coming on the pitch is a moment in its own league and will always be nostalgic for any Chelsea fan to see!
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