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New contract on the horizon for Lampard?

It was a good win at West Ham yesterday, one highlighted by Frank Lampard who ended something that seemed a goal drought by his own high standards with a brace in the 3-0 away win which, undoubtedly, must be the direct consequence of a more 'advanced' role Mourinho gave him - with the assured protection of Mikel and Ramires allowed to do his box-to-box thing!

It goes without saying the Chelsea legend, amidst boos from the home fans, proved again what a potent unforgiving force he can be in the opposition penalty box, and how he is not a "deep-lying" player; enough to have Jose in a post-match statement say,

"I think he's in a moment when he has nothing to prove,"

"He has only to enjoy the last years of his career. To score is part of his DNA as a player.

"I think I was his manager in the best period of his career and I come back to enjoy with him the last moments of his career. He has to enjoy what he likes to do and that is to play football."

The Happy One continued:

"Lamps played very well. I think he was another one very comfortable on the pitch. It was different to how he was playing before.

"We gave him the protection of Mikel to let him go forward a little bit more. After that, Lamps felt a bit more freedom to go into shooting areas.

"He played well, but to be fair, when the team plays so well, it's easier for players to have good individual performances."

"I've no idea how long he can go on. Depends on individual players. Sometimes they just stop. They have to enjoy when they don't enjoy so much, they decide it's time to stop."

Very well said Jose, you'd say. And suffice it to say we all trust Mourinho as a master at working the press, and fans alike ... talking the talk and walking the talk; but knowing Lampard who'll relish a chance to keep playing on till he reaches a Ryan Giggs-esque threshold, and how Mourinho will be favourably disposed to gifting one of his original untouchables - before the advent of the Oscars and the Ivanovic's - most if not all his Chelsea wishes, fantasies and dreams especially if the Chelsea all-time highest goalscorer keeps putting up such MOTM performances all-season [away from the dreaded pivot and free to prowl the attacking third], one wonders if all Chelsea fans think Super Frankie would then deserve a new contract!

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Writer:HGH Magic
Date:Sunday November 24 2013
Time: 11:17AM

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I think he does.
24/11/2013 11:29:00
As long as he keep his playing level high he deserves.but if he cant,well we may say giggs case is an isolated one.
24/11/2013 11:41:00
Delighted for Lamps. A fine brace. He was suited to the 4-3-3 employed yesterday, he always was and rolled back the years last night. But new contract will have to be earned like last year. We'll have to wait and see. .........
24/11/2013 11:50:00
Nope.. Not at this stage, have too wait till may to decide that..
24/11/2013 12:30:00
If he keeps doing the business then why wouldn't we want to keep him? It doesn't mean he'll play 90 minutes every match, he doesn't now & game time will surely decrease with the advance of age. But Frank has that one thing you can't coach into a player; the ability to be where the ball is going to drop, coupled with the skill (honed by hours of practice) to put it in the net with either foot or his head. In fact I'm sure I've even seen him chest a couple in. Imagine if Hazard/ Oscar & all our young players decide to copy his work ethic, surely that can only improve them?
24/11/2013 12:30:00
WHAT?? new contract ? nah bro its way too early , first of all he has not been so good and also he is 35 for crying out loud , with the first team he has , he should move on , let someone younger although not better take his place so they can improve
Don capon
24/11/2013 12:52:00
Some comments here amaze me. Well I have said throughout the season that lamps shouldn't be given a new contract and I will stand by my word regardless of how many goals he scores this season. Our future stars chalobah, loftus cheek, de bruyne.....can all play better than lamps in that dlp position if given the chance to impress. He has done his best for us and we appreciate him but its time to let the younger generation shine. If mourinho still wants him around then it MUST be as a coach. End of.
don delsy
24/11/2013 13:08:00
We thank lampard for his years of service rendered to the club but its time to step aside for the younger ones to take up the mantle,we cant keep signing up a soon to be 36yrs old playing out of position just to keep him happy or involved and end up hindering the progress of our youngsters..
24/11/2013 13:20:00
If dennis wise or gus poyet kept playing for us till the cant move their legs,lamps would never get his chance in the 1st place
24/11/2013 13:22:00
drop him for chalobah. lamps has done us more good. i think its time to let him retire frm chelsea's starting XI.
Sms Jtn
24/11/2013 13:30:00
What a joke of an 'article'. The man scores two goals and instantly he goes from downright crap to good enough for a new deal. That's a silly as it gets!
24/11/2013 13:30:00
14 seconds n mancity scores!!
24/11/2013 13:34:00
Spurs again easly beaten
24/11/2013 14:07:00
3 goals in 40mins,it will take a miracle 4 spurs 2 get a point
24/11/2013 14:17:00
Yaya toure is such strong,end of the game
24/11/2013 14:44:00
5 nil,i feel for wkend for spurs,man u!
24/11/2013 14:48:00
It would be a very big mistake to renew his contract. Abramovic must not allow it happen whether Jose likes it or not.
24/11/2013 14:56:00
Abra-rinho please if you guys love chelsea don't renew his contract please
24/11/2013 15:09:00
Abra-rinho please if you guys love chelsea don't renew his contract please
24/11/2013 15:09:00
NO even if he gets 25 goals this season let he go nice one @ ken4cfc
24/11/2013 15:15:00
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