It has been one of the most discussed subjects surrounding Chelsea this season - would Frank Lampard sign a new deal at Stamford Bridge?
It appeared that Chelsea had made their mind up and were refusing to alter their stance. Lampard was the wrong side of 30 and Roman Abramovich wanted to look towards the future, with stars such as Oscar, Eden Hazard and Juan Mata taking centre stage at the Bridge.
But reports suggest that Lampard could still extend his stay at his beloved Chelsea. These rumours emerged after the 34-year-old midfielder scored the winner in front of the Wembley crowd against Brazil on Wednesday night, with England running out 2-1 winners against the Samba boys in the FA's 150th anniversary showpiece friendly.
Coming off the bench, Lampard showed once again just why he still has so much to offer his club and country.
You could be forgiven for saying that with the exceptional young talent Chelsea signed in the summer, they can easily fill the void that Lampard may leave behind. The additions of Oscar and Hazard have added creative flair to Chelsea, and their arrival cast doubt over Lampard's long-term future.
Some great performances from the former West Ham midfielder means Lampard is now trailing Chelsea's the all-time goalscoring record by just six goals, with 196 strikes to his name at present.
His goals have been important in some close results for Chelsea, who are now just one point ahead of Tottenham in the battle for a 3rd place finish in the Premier League.
But in spite of all this, Lampard has managed to shine for the Blues lately, and his goal for England showed why he is still held in such high regard, despite some questioning his age.
With the exciting young talent Chelsea invested in last summer, Lampard is the perfect role model for the younger generations to look up to and aspire to follow in his footsteps. Having him around the place can only benefit the club, and Chelsea would be mad to let him leave for nothing.
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