It has been a confusing year for Chelsea. Benitez came in as an interim manager and is set to leave at the end of the season, Abramovich has tried to get rid of Lampard and is reportedly still set on doing so, Torres has failed to live up to expectations and all sorts of rumors have been doing the rounds at Stamford Bridge. These events have affected the team’s performance. They failed to win any domestic trophies and did not manage to qualify for the Champions League knock-out stages. They have managed to get to the Europa League semi-finals and have a great chance of winning the competition even if this was not one of their season’s original goals.
According to Metro, one of the recurring reports regarding Chelsea and its players that comes up at least once a month, refers to Frank Lampard and his possible departure at the end of this season. Even though he is one of the Blues’ top scorers and has managed to save his team on several occasions, like yesterday with his goal and assist to lead the Blues past Swansea 2-0, Abramovich is still determined not to offer the English international another contract. The club’s official policy talks about how Chelsea are looking to create a younger team and that transfers will not focus on players who are older than 30. With Lampard close to 35, Chelsea management is seriously thinking about whether to keep one of the most iconic players ever to set foot on Stamford Bridge or not. According to them, it looks like the same treatment will apply to all players that are over 30. Terry only has one more year on his contract, and he too is not sure about his future with the Blues.
In recent news Victor Moses addressed the Lampard issue and said that all of Chelsea’s players are rooting for the English international. He has shown focus, skill and stamina all throughout the season and has been an inspiration for footballers such as Hazard, Mata or Oscar. He is still able to play at the highest level and he will definitely be able to help his team for at least another season as clearly demonstrated in his masterful performance against the quality footballing side of Swansea City where he set up Oscar and scored a penalty which took him to 201 goals only 1 behind Bobby Tambling’s club record.