LONDON (Sporting Alert) – The players and fans of Chelsea FC are still hoping that Frank Lampard will return to the club at the end of the season, despite the Blues willingness to let him leave.
Lampard seems destined to leave the English Premier League club after it was reported that his services were no longer needed.
It is understood that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is looking for a change in squad and no longer see room for the old players.
With the likes of Eden Hazard, Juan Mata, David Luiz, Ramirez and Oscar finding life easier to handle in the English Premier League, Abramovich has no desire to keep the older high wages players such as Lampard around anymore.
However, Chelsea fans are desperate for a change of heart, especially with the England midfielder still banging in goals.
Lampard has been linked with a move to join Manchester United during the summer transfer window, but Chelsea FC goalkeeper Petr Cech is hoping something can be done persuade the hierarchy at Stamford Bridge to keep hold of the midfielder.
“There are still six months to go to the end of the season,” said Cech. “We’ll see at the end of the season whether he stays or not.
“I don’t know, as I’m not a director, but if he keeps playing like that then obviously he will keep asking about the extension.”
He added: “The team changed, his age has changed, but he’s still important for the team. You can see that he might not start every game, he might not play every game.
“But when he plays, he plays well with his quality and his experience. This is something that is great to see.
“I’ve known him a long time. He’s been a fantastic player for the club. He continues to do so, so it’s fantastic for him.
“He’s stayed already for years in the same club, bad times, good times. Mostly good times. That shows the loyalty of the player.
“He could have had another two trademark goals. He had a chance running inside of the box in the first half and then he could have had another one in the second-half.”