Lampard to stay: A no-brainer

It looks as though Chelsea are to give midfielder Frank Lampard a one-year contract extension. For me, that’s a no-brainer. Lampard, at 34, still has so much to offer at the highest level, as he has demonstrated this season when going past Bobby Tambling as the Blues’ all-time record scorer. Lampard has marvellous timing, gets into the box, is a terrific finisher and provider and rarely gets injured. He looks after himself and, from what I understand, he doesn’t really want to be anywhere else. He was once voted third best midfielder in the world and that might have been a little flattering. But I would be more than pleased to have him in my team because he’s certainly still better than most.