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Lampard U-turn?

In the wake of Frank Lampard's top drawer goal for England against Brazil at Wembley last night, the press is today awash with rumours concerning the contract situation of our midfield talisman.

Roman Abramovich is reported to have made a huge climb-down, relenting from his previous position by opening up contract talks with Lampard and his agent last week.

Whilst things are far from being settled as of yet, the talks were said to be productive and it's looking like the fans voices are being heeded by the club.

Frank is currently five goals away from equalling Bobby Tambling's all time top scorer record for the club, and has scored 10 times in 17 league appearances so far this season.

A slither of good news after our lacklustre start to the month, let's hope that everything gets sorted out quickly!

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Writer:Lofty 1905
Date:Thursday February 7 2013
Time: 11:22AM

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who would you want playing in the starting 11 next season....oscar or lampard...kdb or lampard....people are saying oscar is the best talent and he shouldnt be sitting on bench and should play in most of the matches also they were crying that why did we sent kdb on loan..he is playing great in germany...he should be playing here in chelsea first team...and they were calling board decesion as idiotic..people are confused about what they want here...some want lamps here as well as kdb and oscar to play here....you cant have both at once...if lamps plays here he will make sure he plays in each and every match leaving talent like oscar and kdb or someone else in the bench...
shlok27
07/02/2013 11:35:00
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who would you want playing in the starting 11 next season....oscar or lampard...kdb or lampard....people are saying oscar is the best talent and he shouldnt be sitting on bench and should play in most of the matches also they were crying that why did we sent kdb on loan..he is playing great in germany...he should be playing here in chelsea first team...and they were calling board decesion as idiotic..people are confused about what they want here...some want lamps here as well as kdb and oscar to play here....you cant have both at once...if lamps plays here he will make sure he plays in each and every match leaving talent like oscar and kdb or someone else in the bench...
shlok27
07/02/2013 11:37:00
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Good news to me,but to others it may be different.whichever the case,let us respect each other opion/s.
blue5
07/02/2013 11:52:00
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Lampad should stay and be our impact sub as from next season will de brune should be recalled
obex
07/02/2013 11:58:00
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If he stays, as I hope he will, Frank should understand and accept a reduced role, not starting all the time...something like a Giggs/Scholes role. But he can still provide leadership, set an example and make a difference. We've seen the results of his determination, focus and skill recently when others are NOT stepping up. In addition, the man is a Chelsea legend who should retire at the Bridge. @ slok27....I do understand what you're saying, bro. Still think we should hang on to him.
Squig
07/02/2013 12:05:00
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It is better if we let him choose his next destination. Most of the times, the first instinct will be the best one...So hope Roman doesn't change his mind. We can replace Lampard very much with Oscar, Josh, KDB...
Blu_run
07/02/2013 12:07:00
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If he stays, as I hope he will, Frank should understand and accept a reduced role, not starting all the time...something like a Giggs/Scholes role. But he can still provide leadership, set an example and make a difference. We've seen the results of his determination, focus and skill recently when others are NOT stepping up. In addition, the man is a Chelsea legend who should retire at the Bridge. @ shlok27 ...I do understand what you're saying, bro. Still think we should hang on to him.
Squig
07/02/2013 12:10:00
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Totally and utterly agrees with Squig
Blue_Mel
07/02/2013 12:11:00
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England last night showed exactly how Frank can be utilised for Chelsea next year. No one wishes to stunt the growth of our young players coming through at the club. but the experience, know how and the ability to score vital goals, at vital times is what Frank Lampard guarantees. The club should learn the lesson, when we got rid of Ballack and more recently Drogba, a year too soon. Little Brazilian lightweights got overun in midfield last night, in all honesty it was just like watching Chelsea in recent games. A little bit of power and desire won the day, please take note CFC.
Blueheart9
07/02/2013 12:12:00
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@SHLOK - If it was an option of no Lamps or Lamps playing in a "Giggs" scenario then I'd pick the latter option every time. My own frustration with Lampard over the past 2 seasons is his insistance (publically!) to be playing for the team regardless of his form levels. If he becomes able to accept a squad position instead of an automatic atarting place then I see no reason why Oscar or KdB cannot be fitted in around Lamps less frequent appearances. I do think we may have a selection headache next season with so many quality AMs available, but this is a better headache to have that current where Hazard was banned, Moses away, Marin off form, KdB on loan, Mata tired etc. What we really need to do is look at the squad structure in entirity along with who the manager will be and how he's likely to want to line up. Remember that if it is Jose who comes in to manage, he isn't such a fan of AMs who sit behind the striker. Think of his use of Kaka and Ozil at RM. He seems to prefer work-horse AMs such as Lamps and Sneijder to fulfil that role. Maybe this opens a door for Oscar, but it could cause difficulties for players like Mata and Hazard?
Bizarre_Blue
07/02/2013 12:14:00
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Some fans have said anything worthy for me to say on lamps issue, retain him on the club terms, state it there that he'll only play at the club terms and lampard is a professional, he'll accept and understand if he wants to stay. His presence alone helps the players either u admit it or not and when u read cesar's interview yesterday he said terry and some other senior players helped him off the field.
Desmondadonis
07/02/2013 12:28:00
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So we keep him to be the "impact sub" then do what with the academy players we always screaming to get game time, loan them out?? I thought we agreed loans are hardly working for us....Talk about confused reasoning
@Mq
07/02/2013 12:31:00
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as a football fan, I hope he stays
oxfordspur
07/02/2013 12:34:00
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Sometimes ppl are so caught in a moment that they overlook the impact of that moments-derived decisions. in 2007 we rewarded our players (like Malouda) with hectic contracts that have hindered our player purchases, short-term decisions with long-term implications. Can we really keep a player, pay him 100K/week to score 1 or 2 free kicks/game whilst hindering development of other players (Oscar, KDB, McEachran)?? I wouldn't call it wise....then again, I don't run the club so whatever happens, I'd hate to say I told you so AGAIN after this season's happenings
@Mq
07/02/2013 12:35:00
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One minute you're all complaining about our squad being too thin and the next it's Lampard or Oscar/KdB so Frank has to go (though quite why they can't play in the same side, I don't know). Make up your minds! Personally, I hope this is true. It is plain to see that Frank still has a great deal to offer at the top level both on and off the pitch and it would be madness and bad business to let someone else profit from that for nothing. He is a legend but that is irrelevant. It doesn't matter what he's done before, it's what he can still do and all the while he can still offer plenty that no one else can, I want him to do that at Chelsea!
SpanishBlue
07/02/2013 12:37:00
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Of course we should offer him a 1 year rolling contract on decent wages. He is a chelsea legend and can be an inspiration and role for the next generation. We must keep #superfrank - he still has so much to offer, as Brazil game last night showed us!
funkyav
07/02/2013 12:39:00
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@mq I dont think Manure's rentention of Scholes and Giggs have dettered the growth of their young players in any way...so I do believe there's a way one or two senior players can be kept in the squad without hindering the growth of the younger players....Also I think the whole lampard's contract situation saga has probably taught both parties some important lessons (Lampard and the club)...I dont think Lampard will moan if he does not start plenty games next season...what is happening is probably very clear to him now (that the club really wants to move on into the future)....and the club has also probably realised it is just foolhardly not to try to keep Lampard on some term (of course not on current levels) giving his overall contribution and what he can still do...having lampard available only for certain champions league and cup matches is enough reason for him to be kept....and if this rumour is true, then popular opinion that roman does not care about how we the fans feel will become untrue (which is good news)...even if it was true before now, it would mean that roman is at least willing to change...I hope this whole news is true and the situation is resolved quickly so that we can move forward as a club to more important issues....exciting times ahead.
layorh12
07/02/2013 12:50:00
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I think Frank has stopped complaining about needing to play and even at that, it is something that can be managed. He only starts talking when we are performing ***** and we are losing. I can't blame him what he did during AVB's time because as the truth was revealed later, AVB was difficult to Frank, Lukaku, Mikel, Drogba, Kalou, Malouda, Torres and co.....It wasn't just Frank that was treated badly, it was all. He just had the balls to make it public. There is an article about being careful what you wish for with owner leaving; I think you also have to be careful what you wish for with getting rid of Senior players. I used to be on that bandwagon, but reality is proving that bandwagon to be incorrect. Kevin De Bruyne and co may be starring where they are. Eden Hazard, Oscar and co were starring prior to coming to Chelsea. We've seen how Hazard and Oscar have had their fair share of struggles. KDB or whoever else we get will need their fair share of adjustment. If you remember last season, a few people thought with the likes of Marin, Oscar, Hazard and co will have Torres firing on all cylinders. Even with the Demba Ba, they haven't been firing on all cylinders. The same case could happen in the midfield and we need to transition properly. Before they decide to make whatever decision they make with Lampard, they need to take this into consideration in addition to who they are bringing in. It is not as easy as it seems and these last 2 seasons should be a lesson.
KAKUfrank
07/02/2013 13:04:00
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BIZARRE_BLUE.....giggs scenario is different because their coach know how to use him wisely and they have fix coach not like us....here not that scenario....and one thing we should remeber that we will be buying more players in this summer...the likes of isco bennat etc etc you don know there will be lot of them who will be fighting for first place next season...the squad will be big next season..thats why threre is no place fo lamps next season becasue there will be more top class player commig here as his replacement..becasue the compeition will be high for first team as well as squad place also....thats why we dont need squad player like lamps because we will have better option in his place...all we can give is good farewel to him...and rearding leadership a new leader will rise when the old one goes...
shlok27
07/02/2013 13:08:00
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I want frank to stay but has suggested in a giggs scholes sort of role.rather that than lose him think he still has plenty to offer chelsea and he's a legend
Chelsea ken
07/02/2013 13:18:00
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