One of a Kind?
I recently read a wonderful comment from Sir Alex Ferguson lamenting his sides inability to score from the penalty spot.
Already this season he`s seen several of his players, including Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney miss.
Down at Stamford Bridge, we also have had our fair share of spot-kick misses with Eden Hazard and David Luiz springing to mind.
However, if he`s on the pitch, you have to be reasonably confident that when he steps up to take a penalty Frank Lampard will score.
Any pressure felt by a spot-kick taker doesn`t seem to faze Frank, who`ll ever forget that memorable Champions League tie, against Liverpool, when Frank had the testicular fortitude to step up, only hours after his mother had died, to bury a penalty past Pepe Reina.
But returning to Premier League statistics, you may be interested to know that Frank Lampard has scored 41 times form the spot, a figure only exceeded in the Premier League era by a certain Alan Shearer who, in his career, netted 56.
Now with Frank`s Chelsea career, apparently, coming to a close, we doubt whether he`ll match Shearer`s record, but like I said earlier, just seeing Frank stride up, with the ball in his hand, is an enormous confidence booster when it comes to penalty kicks!