Everton.

The Londoners fell behind early on to a Steven Pienaar effort, but two goals from Lampard moved them up to third in the table.

Although the win was far from straight forward, the 34-year-old was pleased with his display and the level of performance shown by the team:

“We put in a huge effort, especially after the sloppy start. The lads dug in, we held our own, rode our luck.” He told Sky Sports.

“But I think we made our own luck and I think we deserved to win it for that.

“To be able to contribute and get the goals is great, but the team deserve the most credit for their hard work.”

Despite regaining his place within the starting XI in recent weeks, Lampard’s long-term future with Chelsea is in doubt.

The veteran midfielder’s contract expires at the end of the season, and it is believed that the club’s hierarchy are unwilling to renew the deal, due to his advancing years.

However, Lampard refused to be drawn into speculating on the subject, instead insisting that he will continue to give his very best for the club:

“I will keep trying to give my best as I’ve always done when here and will continue to do so,” he said. “I just hope to keep playing in a winning team.

“I know there’s a lot of speculation and talk, but for me the enjoyable bit is the 90 minutes.”

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