Frank Lampard reflects on ‘surreal’ Chelsea goal landmark

Frank Lampard reflects on the "surreal" achievement of becoming Chelsea's all-time top goal-scorer after his brace at Aston Villa

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Frank Lampard's Chelsea contract is set to expire in the summer Photo: The Sport Review

Frank Lampard has reflected on the “surreal” achievement of becoming Chelsea’s all-time top goal-scorer after his brace fired the Blues to victory at Aston Villa on Saturday.

Lampard scored twice in the second half at Villa Park to overtake Bobby Tambling’s record and notch up his 203rd strike for the west Londoners.

And the 34-year-old, whose future at the club still remains unclear with his contract set to expire in the summer, was delighted with his achievement.

“It’s a bit surreal, to actually sit at the top in terms of goals, I can’t quite get my head around it,” Lampard told Chelsea’s website.

“Having edged towards it recently, and with the season coming to an end, I did want to do it this season, so I’m really delighted.

“I’ve had some great moments at this club. Bolton when we won the league for the first time, Munich was probably the greatest, but on a personal note, and the fact these were important goals for the club to get us into the Champions league for next year it was amazing.”

Lampard revealed that he spoke to Tambling over the phone following Saturday’s victory.

“Bobby and his wife have been a huge support to me throughout, Kerry Dixon as well, the two players I’ve managed to jump over,” he continued.

“Bobby’s an absolute gentleman, he supports me from afar and he’s coming over this week for our player of the year dinner.

“I’m looking forward to sitting down and having a beer or a glass of wine and having a proper chat with him for half an hour because he’s supported me all the way. I couldn’t have beaten a better man.”

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