Landmark no consolation for Lampard

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Frank Lampard was unable to celebrate his latest landmark after Fulham denied Chelsea all three points at Craven Cottage on Monday evening.

The 33-year-old opened the scoring in the first-half after Chelsea were awarded a dubious penalty, but Clint Dempsey's header eight minutes from time severly dented the former's chances of qualification for next season's Champions League.

Lampard's strike represented his 150th goal in the Premier League and, in doing so, he became the first midfielder ever to reach that total since the competition's conception.

However, as much as he felt proud at another personal accolade, Lampard was could not savour a century and a half of goals after Dempsey's late leveller.

"It feels like a little bit of a loss," Lampard told

"They'll be nice when I look back and I'm an old man.

"But I just can't enjoy them after we didn't get the three points.

"I'm pleased to try to help the team and score goals. Landmarks are great.

"But, at the present time and with the position we're in in the league, every league game is a final for us and we want to be winning them."

Lampard is fifth on the all-time list of goalscorers during the Premier League era and, with 13 more goals before retirement, he will eclipse the achievements of Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler.

Thierry Henry is third on the list with 176 goals for Arsenal to his name, while Andrew Cole netted 176 times for Newcastle, Manchester United, Blackburn, Fulham, Portsmouth and Birmingham.

Alan Shearer remains the record holder, with a massive 260 goals scored over the course of his Premier League career.

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