Frank Lampard has made himself a career out of finding the back of the net, and on Saturday the England midfielder wrote himself into the history books when he scored against Bolton.
Lampard bagged his 150th Premier League goal on Saturday, bypassing the legendary Jimmy Greaves in the list of Chelsea’s top scorers, while he also became the first player to reach double figures in nine consecutive seasons.
In honour of the goal-scoring midfielder, GMF runs down his top five best ever strikes.
V Barcelona, Champions League, 2006
Chelsea and Lampard have enjoyed plenty of battles against Barcelona, but his effort in the group stages of the 2006/07 competition made one of the lesser games between the pair one to remember. The ball looped over his shoulder but his touch took him well wide. That didn't deter Lampard however as he chipped the ball into the net from a desperately acute angle.
V Bolton, Premier League, 2005
If there was ever one man that was going to help deliver Chelsea their first title in 50 years it was Lampard, and the midfielder was on hand to score a brace against Bolton to do just that.
His first goal was the best of the day, jinking past a couple defenders before sliding the ball in to the far corner, while later he rounded off a swift breakaway move to complete the perfect day for the former West Ham man.
V Liverpool, Champions League, 2008
Less than a week after his mother passed away, Lampard put his personal torment to one side as he helped Chelsea secure a place in their first ever Champions League final against Liverpool.
Under pressure from a Liverpool onslaught Chelsea took the lead through Didier Drogba but were pegged back as Fernando Torres scored against his future employers, before Sami Hyypia felled Michael Ballack to give Lampard a chance to put his side back ahead.
The England midfielder cooly slotted home then allowed himself to remember his mother as he fell into the corner, clutching tightly the black armband he wore in remembrance.
V Everton, F.A Cup final, 2009
Lampard has always had the knack of rising to the big occasion and the 2009 F.A Cup final was no exception.
Trailing to Everton thanks to a Louis Saha strike, Chelsea drew level through a Didier Drogba header before Lampard stepped up and lashed home a wonderful 25-yard strike to help his side lift the trophy.
V Bayern Munich, Champions League, 2005
Lampard was a Chelsea icon in the making back in 2005, and it was during this period he scored one of his finest efforts in a blue shirt.
A lofted cross to the back post found Lampard in acres of space, but coming at a difficult angle there appeared to be little the England international could do with it.
Lampard saw things a little differently, chesting the ball down and swiveling on the volley to send the ball past Oliver Khan and helping the Blues into the semi-finals.
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