So, how does arguably the best midfielder in the EPL end up on a list of unexpected heroes?
We’ll explain this one with some statistics:
From August 14th to January 24th, Frank Lampard scored two goals and racked up one assist. Though he suffer an lengthy injury, he played nine games in that time.
In the nine subsequent games, Lampard scored six goals. All told, he has scored eight since February 1, and has two assists in that time.
Lampard’s return to form has coincided neatly with Chelsea’s return to form. The Blues started the season with a series of huge wins followed by a very disappointing run of form.
Despite this, the side now finds itself in second place, thanks in large part to the dedication, goal-scoring prowess and creativity demonstrated by Lampard.