Frank Lampard May Have Played His Last Game For Chelsea as Illness Strikes

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Midfielder is likely to miss weekend trip to Cardiff City. 

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has revealed that midfielder Frank Lampard is struggling to be fit for Sunday’s Premier League match at Cardiff City.

Lampard, is Chelsea’s all-time record goalscorer, having netted 211 times in all competitions.

However, the 35-year-old, who has scored six goals in 20 league starts this season, could be on his way out of Stamford Bridge this summer.

His current contract is due to expire at the end of June and many people had expected this weekend’s trip to South Wales to be his farewell game for the London club.

Mourinho has suggested that Lampard may have already played his final match for the Blues, though, as he is currently ill.

The Special One says that striker Samuel Eto’o and defender John Terry, who also have just over a month left on their current deals, are facing fitness battles as well.

He told BBC Sport: “Frank Lampard is ill and in bed. Samuel Eto’o got an injury in training, John Terry yesterday. Normally all of them are out.”

Mourinho is a massive fan of Lampard and reckons that the club could even erect a statue of the midfielder in the coming years.

He added: “In a few years maybe he will have a statue on the side of Peter Osgood. He is one of the biggest players of this club.”

Lampard joined Chelsea from West Ham United in an £11m move in June 2001.

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