Chelsea legend Frank Lampard won’t celebrate if he scores at Stamford Bridge for Manchester City this weekend…
Frank Lampard will be making his return to Stamford Bridge this weekend, but not in the way many Chelsea fans would have hoped. The experienced midfielder will be returning to his old stomping ground as a Manchester City player, but won’t celebrate if he scores, according to the Daily Mail.
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This is not the first time Lampard will be facing the team he spent 13 years at, with the retired England international netting the goal that put an end to his former side’s winning run earlier this season.
His father claimed he recognised the look on his son’s face when he scored against Chelsea at the Etihad, and could trace it back to his offspring’s first ever game over 30 years ago.
“Solemn,” said Frank Lampard Senior.
“That was his expression that day which seems a lifetime ago now and it was the same when he scored that equaliser against his old club.
“It was his first proper game of any sort.
“He scored with almost his first touch. Smashed it between the sticks.”
So even back then Lampard was a natural finisher, but why the glum expression?
“It was an own goal,” he continued.
“One of the first things I’d told him about football was that if he wanted to really make his mark he would have to score goals. So when the ball came to him in front of the posts he just banged it in, before remembering which way he was supposed to be kicking.”
The former West Ham man is a consummate professional, and will give his all for Manchester City no matter the opposition. He clearly takes no joy in scoring against his old side however, especially with the title race such a close run thing; a goal either way having the potential to swing the pendulum.