Fans of Chelsea have flooded onto Twitter to reminisce over the playing career of the club’s manager, Frank Lampard.
On Tuesday afternoon the club’s official Twitter account shared a tweet containing a video of the, now, 41-year-old scoring a goal against Manchester United in 2005, despite the club stating 2004 (via BBC).
Roy Keane caught ball watching and Scholes caught out of position. Lampard is levels ahead of them.
— JF5 (@ChelseaJF5) October 29, 2019
I find this video being played so beautifully coincidental because at that time it was the start of a marvelous Chelsea Era, and tomorrow’s match could also be the start of an epic Chelsea Era. I’m so excited to be a blue man
— Mo (@clwdhedczimtall) October 29, 2019
Lampard’s movement off the ball was unmatched, I have seen none who does it better than him. Just look at the distance he covers in few seconds to receive the ball n score after releasing it from midfield. Fantastic
— Osoro Nelson ?? (@osoronelson254) October 29, 2019
Like if your manager has scored and won every competition he now manages the same club to. Kimon Super Frankie!
— Nnanna O Kalu (@NnannaOKalu) October 29, 2019
Play yourself tomorrow!
Man Utd ain’t ready! pic.twitter.com/sS6ROpDVN7
— Billy Gilmour (@BillyGilmourSZN) October 29, 2019
The 41-year-old Chelsea gaffer played 648 times for the Blues across a 13-year spell at Stamford Bridge, scoring 210 goals and assisting 150 in a Chelsea shirt (as per Transfermarkt).
Lampard made his first foray into club management with Derby County last season, leading the Rams to a sixth-placed finish in the Championship and a play-off final (via BBC).
Returning to the club where the Englishman spent the majority of his career during the summer (The Telegraph), Blues fans are still delighted to have Lampard at the helm.
Say it again “Super Frank”
— BlueSoldiersFC (@BlueSoldiersFC) October 29, 2019
lampard to finish man utd as a player and coach. he can’t just stop. @ChelseaFC
— opara bright chukz (@bright_chukz) October 29, 2019
— Gig Bucks (@Greatosindi97) October 29, 2019
What do we think?
The Blues’ manager simply had a fantastic career as a player, without a doubt going down as one of the all-time Chelsea legends (BBC). Even former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho ranked the midfielder as the best Premier League player of a decade back in 2016 (as per Daily Mail).
If ‘super Frank’ can boast a managerial career half as successful as his playing one, he will leave a mark on the Blues never to be forgotten.