Gullit, Wright & more: Twitter reacts as Chelsea beat Aston Villa
Ruud Gullit and Ian Wright both tweet their thoughts after Frank Lampard becomes Chelsea's record goal-scorer at Villa Park
Frank Lampard became Chelsea’s all-time record goal-scorer after he netted twice in a 2-1 victory at Aston Villa to all but secure the Blues’ place in next season’s Champions League.
Christian Benteke put the home side ahead in the first half before Ramires and the Belgian international were both dismissed for second yellow cards, with Lampard netting twice in the final 30 minutes.
Here is a selection of our favourite tweets from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order after the Blues’ win and Lampard’s 202nd and 203rd Chelsea goals.
Olympian and Villa fan Katharine Merry (@KatharineMerry) is thrilled to see Benteke put the home side into the lead: “Yeeeeesssss! #avfc”
Another Great Britain athlete Dai Greene (@DaiGreene) reckons Ramires can have no issues with his red card: “Ramires looked like he had been pushing his luck. Big chance for Villa.”
Former Chelsea boss Ruud Gullit (@GullitR) isn’t impressed with the Blues: “Watching #AstonVilla against #Chelsea and it looks all rigid. What #chelsea are doing?”
Wigan goalkeeper Mike Pollitt (@MikePollitt12) hopes Benteke’s dismissal means he will miss next week’s DW Stadium clash: “Benteke sent off, suspended next Sunday??”
Ex-Norwich City defender Iwan Roberts (@iwanwroberts) reckons Villa could be safe with the score at 1-0: “This could be Villa safe. Fair play to Lambert, he looks like getting them to safety.”
But England cricketer and Chelsea fan Kevin Pietersen (@kevinpp24) celebrates as Lampard restores parity and equals Bobby Tambling’s record: “Super, Super, Frank!!”
Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong (@IAMFRIMPONG26) hails the midfielder: “Lampard what a legend.”
West Ham star Matt Taylor (@Official_MattT) adds his thoughts: “202 goals for one club….. Frank Lampard take a bow. Absolute legend.”
Arsenal legend Ian Wright (@IanWright0) is thrilled for the midfielder: “Go on Lampsy Lou ! Wehey.”
Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) says Chelsea should keep Lampard after he scores the winner and becomes the club’s record goal scorer: “203 reasons why Chelsea should keep Lampard….”
Swansea winger Wayne Routledge (@WayneRoutledge) adds: “Frank Lampard… #RecordBreaker”
Former Chelsea midfielder Jody Morris (@morriskid) gets emotional: “Gone all emotional here wow!”
QPR winger Andros Townsend (@andros_townsend) can’t believe Lampard has scored so many goals from midfield: “203 goals for one club from a striker is a rare achievement but for a midfielder to do it is incredible #franklampard #legend”
Ex-Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann (@DietmarHamann) is impressed by Chelsea’s fitness levels: “Credit to Chelsea to come back again…67th game this season and still going strong. Unbelievable…What a player Lampard has been for them.”
Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku (@RomeluLukaku9) hails his senior team-mate: “Lamps again well done! A true top professional :-) well deserved and great win @chelseafc!”
Comedian Jack Whitehall (@jackwhitehall) is pleased for one of football’s good guys: “Congratulations to Frank Lampard. He is one of the nicest guys in football. Well done.”
Finally, Sunderland defender Carlos Cuellar (@Cuellar24) makes a tribute to Stiliyan Petrov: “#19”