Lampard keen to keep playing

Frank Lampard has revealed that he aims to stay at Stamford Bridge beyond the one year deal he signed last week.

It had looked as if the England midfielder was set to leave the club, though it has been confirmed that he will be a Chelsea player until next summer.

However, the 35 old is keen to show that he can continue playing at the top level for even longer, hinting to the London Standard that reaching the 250 goal mark could even be a possibility:

“I’m certainly not ruling it out. If I do those three years and play consistently enough, then I’d like to think the goals will come.”

 Meanwhile, Lampard revealed to The Sun that Rafael Benitez kept a distance between himself and the Chelsea players whilst he was interim manager.

 ‘He was not really the sort of manager you could sit and talk with. He won’t go round putting his arm around every player — and I’m not saying that’s wrong.”

Benitez signed off on Sunday having guided the club to third place in the league, securing automatic qualification for next seasons Champions League, as well as the Europa League final triumph in Amsterdam seven days ago.