Chelsea have most likely already begun the search for Frank Lampard's successor. The England International is on the wrong side of 32, and his departure will leave quite a void in the Chelsea midfield.
In his time at Stamford Bridge, Lampard has made a name for himself as one of the hardest-working midfielders in the world.
He has proved competent on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball, and he has helped Chelsea win games that they otherwise would have lost.
Finding a replacement for the midfielder is not going to be easy, but here's a list of players that may prove suitable for Chelsea.