Chelsea: 5 Reasons Frank Lampard Deserves a Starting Spot on Di Matteo's Team

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Chelsea: 5 Reasons Frank Lampard Deserves a Starting Spot on Di Matteo's Team
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Frank Lampard might be 34 years old, but the Chelsea veteran still has a lot to offer the Blues despite a plethora of other options available to Roberto Di Matteo.

Lampard has long been tipped to be pushed out of both the England and Chelsea lineups due to entering the twilight years of a glittering career, but the Champions League winner possesses a mentality and belief that supersedes the majority of his fellow professionals.

The emergence of the Brazilian Ramires as well as Di Matteo's undeniable faith in John Obi Mikel has challenged Lampard once more, with youngsters Oriol Romeu and even left-back Ryan Bertrand emerging as future candidates for a place as one of the "two" in Di Matteo's 4-2-3-1 formation.

Here is why Lampard still deserves his spot on the team, and why we can expect one of Chelsea's greatest ever players to defy the critics anew.

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