Your Favourite Lampard Goal

Your Favourite Lampard Goal. 

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Frank Lampard has become Chelsea’s all-time highest goal scorer, beating Bobby Tambling’s previous record of 202 which stood for over 40 years.

To celebrate we are asking you to vote for your favourite Lampard goal from the nominations selected below.  Entries will be entered into a special competition to win a great prize.  All you have to do to enter is be a free registered user, watch the video and make your choice from these 12 goals….

Source: Chelsea FC

2001/02
1 – Dec 23, Bolton (home) W 5-1Lampard’s first league goal for the club, and his first of many against Bolton. Receiving the ball from Gianfranco Zola, he took one touch before firing powerfully past Jussi Jaaskelainen to put the seal on an emphatic Premier League win.
2002/03
2 – Aug 28, Southampton (away) D 1-1An expertly-crafted team goal to secure a point early in the 2002/03 campaign. Lampard, as he would go on to do so often, timed his run from deep to perfection, taking Eidur Gudjohnsen’s pass in his stride before evading a challenge and delicately lifting the ball over Paul Jones.
2003/04
3 – Oct 22, Lazio (home) W 2-1A wonderful strike, and Lampard’s first of many in the Champions League. Having trailed 1-0 early in the game, he dragged us back into the match with a magnificent effort from outside the box, leaving Lazio goalkeeper Angelo Peruzzi clutching thin air as it flew into the top corner at the Shed End.
2004/05
4 – Apr 6, Bayern Munich (home) W 4-2Technically, arguably his standout strike. Having already scored shortly before to put us 2-1 in front, Lampard doubled his tally on the night in stunning fashion, bringing a Claude Makelele pass under control with his chest, before swivelling and crashing a left-footed half-volley beyond the despairing dive of Oliver Kahn.
2004/05
5 – Apr 30, Bolton (away) W 2-0 (first goal)Few, if any, of Lampard’s Chelsea goals will match his opening strike at the Reebok Stadium in 2005 for importance. It was the day we would be crowned champions for the first time in 50 years and the midfielder, as he had done so often that season, set us on our way through a combination of power and determination, shaking off the challenge of Vincent Candela, before cutting inside Tal Ben Haim and firing home.
2004/05
6 – Apr 30, Bolton (away) W 2-0 (second goal)Leading 1-0 thanks to Lampard’s opener, Chelsea supporters were already celebrating the impending arrival of the Premier League title, but the party really started when his second goal put the game beyond doubt. Racing on to Makelele’s pass, Lampard ignored the run of the unmarked Ricardo Carvalho, opting to go alone, and it was a decision which paid off as he rounded Jussi Jaaskelainen and scored, sealing the win, but more importantly, the title.
2006/07
7 – Oct 31, Barcelona (away) D 2-2Some claim the goal was a tad fortunate but it was scored with a skill practiced many times at the training ground. With the ball about to run out of play for a goal-kick, the midfielder kept it in, before looking up and curling an exquisite chip over the head of Victor Valdes into the far corner of the net from the tightest of angles.
2007/08
8 – Apr 30, Liverpool (home) W 3-2 aet (penalty)A goal that would mean so much to Lampard on a personal level, but in the context of the tie itself, with the score level at 1-1 on the night and 2-2 on aggregate, his calmly-taken penalty put us in the driving seat as we secured our place in the Champions League final for the very first time. It was his first game back after compassionate leave following the passing of his mother.
2008/09
9 – Oct 29 Hull City (away) W 3-0As the ball came to Lampard on the edge of the box, and with everybody expecting him to opt for power, instead he went for poise, and brilliantly chipped the ball over the head of the stranded Boaz Myhill who could only watch as it sailed into the back of the net. A sublime piece of skill.
2008/09
10 – May 30, Everton (FA Cup Final) W 2-1So often the man for the big occasion, and so it proved once more as Lampard scored the decisive strike in the FA Cup final in 2009.  Didier Drogba had earlier cancelled out Louis Saha’s first-minute opener, and midway through the second half Lampard won it for us, powerfully firing past Tim Howard with a left-footed strike from outside the penalty area.
2009/10
11 – Apr 25, Stoke City (home) W 7-0On our way to winning the 2009/10 Premier League title, Lampard scored our fifth goal in an emphatic 7-0 demolition of Stoke City. Sam Hutchinson supplied the cross from wide on the right, and as the ball fell to Lampard, he expertly guided it into the far corner of the net on the volley with the deftest of touches.
2011/12
12 – Apr 15, Tottenham (FA Cup Semi Final) W 5-1With the Blues leading 3-1 in the FA Cup semi-final against our London rivals at Wembley, Lampard put the game out of sight with a wonderful free-kick, crashing his strike beyond the despairing dive of Carlo Cudicini from all of 35 yards, sparking jubilant scenes among players and supporters alike as we secured yet another FA Cup final appearance.

 

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