Frank Lampard Sets Chelsea Record with 203rd Career Goal for Blues

Patrick Clarke@@_Pat_ClarkeCorrespondent IMay 11, 2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 02:  Frank Lampard of Chelsea looks on during UEFA Europa League semi final second leg match between Chelsea and FC Basel 1893 at Stamford Bridge on May 2, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard delivered in a huge way on Saturday, scoring twice in the second half of the Blues' 2-1 Premier League win over Aston Villa at Villa Park to become the all-time leading goal scorer in club history.

Trailing 1-0 an hour into Saturday's pivotal away matchup, Lampard smashed a beautiful shot past Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan to level the match at 1-1 (via 101 Great Goals).

Then, in the 89th minute, Lampard made history for Chelsea, scoring the 203rd goal of his career with the club and putting the Blues ahead 2-1 (via 101 Great Goals).

Chelsea would go on to win the match, earning a crucial three points to remain ahead of Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League table.

The 34-year-old Lampard has made over 800 appearances for Chelsea since 2001, helping the club win its first-ever UEFA Champions League title in 2012.

He is also the Blues' leading goal scorer in Premier League play this season and saved the day for Chelsea on Saturday. Down a goal and a man at halftime, Rafael Benitez's squad was in danger of coming away from Villa Park empty-handed before Lampard's offensive explosion.

Although Lampard's scoring production has dropped a bit in recent years, overall he's been remarkably consistent during his time at Stamford Bridge, scoring at least 13 goals and recording at least six assists in every season dating back to 2003-04.

Lampard scored 20 or more goals in every season over a five-year span from 2005 to 2010.

With several more years of high-level play left in him, Frank Lampard will have a great shot to add to his record number of goals.


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