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Top five: Frank Lampard goals

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Few Chelsea fans could have imagined just how successful Frank Lampard would be at Stamford Bridge after the midfielder completed his £11m transfer from West Ham in 2001.

Twelve years later and it's safe to say that Lampard, at 35, is unquestionably one of the greatest players in Chelsea's history - if not the very best.

The midfielder became Chelsea's all-time top scorer last season, and has scored more than 10 league goals in every Premier League campaign since the 2003/04 season.

He has scored long-range efforts, thunderous free-kicks, unstoppable penalties, headers, important tap-ins - every conceivable goal you can think of.

And tonight, the England midfielder will earn his 100th international cap when he takes to the pitch to face Ukraine in a crunch 2014 World Cup qualifier.

Here are five of the best goals of his career so far:

5. Frank Lampard v Everton

Few Premier League players have been able to hit a ball as sweetly as Lampard over the past decade - and this stunner against Everton is a classic example of what he can do when the ball sits nicely for him.

For 99 per cent of players this wouldn't have even been classed as a half-chance - but Lampard produced a strike of true quality to beat the despairing Tim Howard.

Watch it here: http://youtu.be/o6xI9cGwhUs

4. Frank Lampard v Hull City

Lampard may be well-known for his long-range thunderbolts, but this goal against Hull City proved that he has plenty of finesse, too.

With less than three minutes on the clock, Lampard opened the scoring with a goal of real class, clipping the ball beautifully into the far corner of the net from the edge of the penalty area.

Watch it here: http://youtu.be/mj3jwKyRD2U

3. Frank Lampard v Ipswich Town

Lampard has scored some sensational free-kicks during his Chelsea tenure - but none were as spectacular as this howitzer against Ipswich Town in the FA Cup.

Hit from fully 35 yards out, Lampard fired the ball into the opposite corner of the net with so much power and accuracy that not even two goalkeepers could have saved it.

Watch it here: http://youtu.be/JS8dZFm7ubs

2. Frank Lampard v Bayern Munich

A man for the big occasion, Lampard produced the goods in a Champions League clash against Bayern Munich with an extraordinary goal.

The England international appeared to have mis-controled Claude Makelele's lofted pass - only to swivel and lash the ball left-footed past the legendary Bayern goalkeeper Olivier Kahn.

Watch it here: http://youtu.be/oNXszJDJpOQ

1. Frank Lampard v Barcelona

Arguably one of the most underrated goals of recent times, Frank Lampard's delicate chip from the Nou Camp byline against Barcelona was an sublime piece of improvisation.

Most players would struggle to pull off this type of shot in training - without a goalkeeper - but Lampard scored it in a Champions League clash against one of the best teams in the world.

Genius.

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