Lampard targets more Chelsea records

Frank Lampard wants to break more Chelsea goal scoring records after becoming the club’s all-time top flight goal scorer when netting in the Blues’ 8-0 Premier League hammering of Aston Villa, the Daily Mirror has reported.

Lampard surpassed Bobby Tambling as Chelsea’s leading league scorer as one of seven different players to hit the target in the emphatic win over Villa. Lampard’s goal was his 130th league strike, coming in his 383rd league appearance for Chelsea and his 500th overall, including his time at West Ham United.

Now Lampard has in his sights the all-time goal record, with only Tambling and Kerry Dixon standing in his way. Dixon scored 193 goals for Chelsea between 1983 and 1992, while Tambling has 202 to his name, claimed between 1959 and 1970. Lampard has been at Chelsea since 2001.

With his contract expiring in the summer, however, Lampard faces a race against time if he is to get the 13 goals he needs to surpass Tambling, but he feels he will be fit enough to play on to do so.

He said: “I’m under contract here and I love playing here so I’m going to continue game by game and just be pleased to be fit. I really enjoyed this match and just want to keep enjoying my football.

I believe I have a lot in me to go. The club’s position is it’s position, I don’t want to get too deep into that. I’m here to play football and show people what I can do and I’ll continue to do that.

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