Jose Mourinho and Chelsea will be regretting the decision they made in the summer to release Frank Lampard.
Having spent 13 glorious years in the heart of the Blues midfield the decision was taken that he was surplus to requirements.
As a free agent Lampard signed for Manchester City’s American franchise team New York City FC, who make their debut in the MLS next season.
So, to keep himself fit in the mean time he found a club willing to offer him some game time. It just so happened it was the reigning champions Manchester City.
At the age of 36 he doesn’t expect to play every game especially in a midfield that boasts the likes of Yaya Toure, David Silva and Samir Nasri.
Nobody knew how much of an impact he would have in games particularly towards the latter stages of his career.
The five goals in 11 games he has so far for City had moved him to within one of Thierry Henry in the all time goal scoring list.
Some habits just never die and that’s certainly the case for the former England international. He has carried on his knack of popping up with important goals. Case in point, a late equaliser against his former club in September.
Lampard is showing how vitally important he can be for any side. Unfortunately for Mourinho and Chelsea he proved it against them.
Mourinho will be praying City will not be able to extend his loan beyond January in case he ends up derailing their title hopes.