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nFrank Lampard has revealed his desire to remain at Chelsea beyond his current contract, in quotes reported by objective.
Lampard’s Chelsea are currently third in the Premier League and are in the midst of a streak of great form. Since their summer signings, in particular Edouard Mendy, Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell, have been fully integrated into the team, the difference has been remarkable.
Chelsea have always been able to score goals with Lampard, but now they don’t fit in either. The Blues are on the rise and on track to do good things under their all-time leading scorer, so it’s great news that he intends to stay.
Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s clash with Leeds United this weekend, Goal quoted by Lampard reveals his desire to remain at Chelsea for more than the 18 months remaining on his contract:
“As for my contract, time seems to have flown by and I have 18 months left. I felt it when I arrived at the club, I knew there were many circumstances at the beginning that were going to make last year transitory and perhaps a bit difficult.”
I felt like I took the job in a different position than the more recent Chelsea coaches. I think people sympathize with that too. Now, I feel like I would love to be part of the long-term plan here. “
“The signings we made in the summer, except probably Thiago [Silva] in particular, they were signings for now and for the future, players who are going to progress and who are going to mature, and of course, I would love to be part of that.
Of course that is the club’s decision and above all the owner’s decision, so I have to move forward with the short term that starts with Leeds tomorrow. But I don’t think anyone would expect me to say anything more. “
“I am a lucky man to run the club that I love and that is my life. So of course I want to be successful and be here as long as possible. “
You have the feeling that if Chelsea have the season that they seem to enjoy, Roman Abramovich will have Lampard sign on the dotted line as soon as possible.
Although, the Russian oligarch has made costly mistakes with coaches in the past, so he probably won’t be too keen on handing Lampard a new bumper contract before it is shown that he can compete for cutlery.