Frank Lampard’s announced this week that he will depart Chelsea after 13 years with the club. Whilst he is not going to retire from the game yet, it is strongly believed that Lampard favours a move to the MLS next season, with the New York City franchise set to snap him up.
In a 13-year spell with the club, Lampard’s career has been glittered with success, winning 11 major trophies. During this period, Lampard became Chelsea’s all-time record goalscorer, whilst landing numerous individual accolades, including the FWA Player of the Season in 2004-05, and coming runner-up to Ronaldinho in the Ballon d’Or in 2005.
Opta have been to work crunching some statistics and drawing up graphs to give a visualisation of Frank Lampard’s glorious Premier League record for the Blues. Here are some of their findings:
With 429 appearances in the Premier League for Chelsea, Lampard currently tops the club’s all-time record, but John Terry is expected to overhaul this, having made 421 appearances.
As you can see, Lampard runs away with Chelsea’s top goals and assists during the Premier League era, which pays testament to how consistently prolific he has been in midfield.
In terms of his goals breakdown per season, Lampard’s best return came in the 2009-10 season, netting 22 league goals as Carlo Ancelotti led the club to their third, and most recent, Premier League crown.
Finally, Lampard finds himself second on the all-time Premier League list of combined goals and assists. His 272 include those from his early West Ham days, and he is only below Alan Shearer who netted on 260 occasions, assisting 64.