Frank Lampard's best Chelsea goal? His effort from impossible angle vs Barcelona in 2006


Frank Lampard scored many memorable goals during his Chelsea career.

His turn and shot against Bayern Munich in 2005. The left-footed dink against Hull in 2008. What about the piledriver when Chelsea faced Everton in 2006?

A serial goalscorer, Lampard managed to find the net 211 times from midfield for the Blues, and he wasn't short of a few stunners.

Two of his favourite goals came in Chelsea's 2-0 win against Bolton on April 30, 2005, as Jose Mourinho's side sealed the Premier League title.

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"It was something that gives you goosebumps when you look back," Lampard said in 2020, per the Metro.

"It is something I will always treasure. They are not my best technical goals but emotionally it is right up there at the top."


Lampard's best goal came vs Barcelona

In our opinion, his best goal for Chelsea came exactly 15 years ago today.

On October 31, 2006, Chelsea travelled to Catalonia to face Barcelona in a Champions League group stage encounter.

The Blues were trailing 1-0 when Lampard scored an extraordinary goal shortly after half-time.


The former England midfielder mis-controlled a Claude Makelele pass into the box, which forced him to the byline.

Lampard retrieved the ball and turned around. Everybody expected a cross, but, despite being at a seemingly impossible angle, the midfielder decided instead to shoot.

Somehow, he managed to lift the ball over Barcelona 'keeper Victor Valdes and into the far corner.

It was an incredible piece of skill - so much so that many thought it was a fluke.

However in his post-match interview, Lampard insisted he meant it.

"Sometimes I do it as a bit of fun, but it is a test of your skill and I practise shooting from all angles and with both feet," he said, per Sky Sports.

"Sometimes it is horrible when you are missing the target all the time but you get your reward if you work hard.


"Millions of times I have done that and missed the target and then it comes good.

"The first touch let me down so I suppose that is what made the goal because that is what gave me the angle.

"When I scored, I didn't really have any other option than to clip it over the goalkeeper. I had to get the right trajectory and it was a great feeling when it dropped in."

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