Belfast Telegraph

In pictures: Frank Lampard’s career at Chelsea and Derby

Lampard enjoyed a highly-successful 13-year spell as a player at Stamford Bridge.

Frank Lampard enjoyed a highly-successful 13-year spell as a player at Stamford Bridge (Rebecca Naden/PA)
Frank Lampard enjoyed a highly-successful 13-year spell as a player at Stamford Bridge (Rebecca Naden/PA)

Frank Lampard has returned to Chelsea as their new head coach on a three-year deal.

Lampard enjoyed a highly-successful 13-year spell as a player at Stamford Bridge, becoming the club’s record goalscorer and winning three Premier League titles and the Champions League.

The 41-year-old began his managerial career in impressive fashion, guiding Derby to the Championship play-off final in his first season at the helm.

Here, PA takes a look back at some of the best pictures from Lampard’s career at both clubs.

bpanews_e38202a8-ac2a-4eb8-86ca-89398a47a915_embedded21441369
Lampard joined Chelsea from West Ham in 2001 (Martyn Hayhow/PA)
bpanews_e38202a8-ac2a-4eb8-86ca-89398a47a915_embedded22375759
He soon became a key player and shone brightly following Jose Mourinho’s appointment in 2004, scoring some important goals (Martin Rickett/PA)
bpanews_e38202a8-ac2a-4eb8-86ca-89398a47a915_embedded22392056
And a first Premiership title soon followed as Mourinho’s Chelsea won the league in the 2004-05 season (Rebecca Naden/PA)
bpanews_e38202a8-ac2a-4eb8-86ca-89398a47a915_embedded22391874
Lampard, centre, admires the trophy with Mourinho and his team-mates (Rebecca Naden/PA)
bpanews_e38202a8-ac2a-4eb8-86ca-89398a47a915_embedded22604628
Lampard continued to be a regular on the scoresheet as the 2005-06 campaign got under way (Nick Potts/PA)
bpanews_e38202a8-ac2a-4eb8-86ca-89398a47a915_embedded23492926
And he was lifting the league trophy again at the end of the season as Chelsea went back-to-back (Andrew Parsons/PA)
bpanews_e38202a8-ac2a-4eb8-86ca-89398a47a915_embedded24103780
Lampard celebrates after scoring at the Nou Camp during Chelsea’s Champions League draw against Barcelona (Nick Potts/PA)
bpanews_e38202a8-ac2a-4eb8-86ca-89398a47a915_embedded24426476
Frank Lampard lifted the League Cup in 2007 after Chelsea’s win against Arsenal in the final (Rebecca Naden/PA)
bpanews_e38202a8-ac2a-4eb8-86ca-89398a47a915_embedded24670122
And he won yet more silverware later that season as Chelsea secured the FA Cup (Andrew Couldridge/POOL/PA)
bpanews_e38202a8-ac2a-4eb8-86ca-89398a47a915_embedded25971626
Lampard consoled team-mate John Terry, left, after his penalty miss in Chelsea’s Champions League final defeat to Manchester United in 2008 (Martin Rickett/PA)
bpanews_e38202a8-ac2a-4eb8-86ca-89398a47a915_embedded27139021
Lampard scored twice in the second leg as Chelsea beat Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-finals in 2009 (Rebecca Naden/PA)
bpanews_e38202a8-ac2a-4eb8-86ca-89398a47a915_embedded27249387
But he suffered more Champions League heartache in the semi-finals as a late Andres Iniesta goal put Barcelona through at Chelsea’s expense (Rebecca Naden/PA)
bpanews_e38202a8-ac2a-4eb8-86ca-89398a47a915_embedded28815783
But the smile returned to Lampard’s face as he celebrated winning the Premier League in May 2010 (Nick Potts/PA)
bpanews_e38202a8-ac2a-4eb8-86ca-89398a47a915_embedded28849751
…And the FA Cup later that month (Nick Potts/PA)
bpanews_e38202a8-ac2a-4eb8-86ca-89398a47a915_embedded213311328
Lampard celebrates a Chelsea goal alongside his team-mates in the FA Cup semi-final win over Tottenham in 2012 (Rebecca Naden/PA)
bpanews_e38202a8-ac2a-4eb8-86ca-89398a47a915_embedded213455842
He lifted the FA Cup with Terry again in May 2012 after Chelsea’s final triumph over Liverpool (Nick Potts/PA)
bpanews_e38202a8-ac2a-4eb8-86ca-89398a47a915_embedded213566548
After a series of disappointments, Lampard finally got his hands on the Champions League trophy in the 2011-12 season following a penalty shoot-out win over Bayern Munich (Owen Humphreys/PA)
bpanews_e38202a8-ac2a-4eb8-86ca-89398a47a915_embedded216527837
The Europa League crown followed in 2013 (John Walton/PA)
bpanews_e38202a8-ac2a-4eb8-86ca-89398a47a915_embedded219745957
Lampard said goodbye to Chelsea in 2014 (Adam Davy/PA)
bpanews_e38202a8-ac2a-4eb8-86ca-89398a47a915_embedded236771844
After bringing the curtain down on his playing career with spells at Manchester City and New York City, Lampard was handed his first managerial job at Derby in 2018 (Simon Cooper/PA)
bpanews_e38202a8-ac2a-4eb8-86ca-89398a47a915_embedded238760723
Lampard was reunited with his old manager Mourinho as Derby drew Manchester United in the League Cup (Martin Rickett/PA)
bpanews_e38202a8-ac2a-4eb8-86ca-89398a47a915_embedded238763215
And he got the better of Mourinho as Derby won that contest on penalties (Martin Rickett/PA)
bpanews_e38202a8-ac2a-4eb8-86ca-89398a47a915_embedded239279465
Lampard celebrates in Derby’s victory over promotion rivals Sheffield United (Nigel French/PA)
bpanews_e38202a8-ac2a-4eb8-86ca-89398a47a915_embedded239441222
He got a very warm welcome as he returned to Stamford Bridge for Derby’s League Cup defeat to Chelsea (Nick Potts/PA)
bpanews_e38202a8-ac2a-4eb8-86ca-89398a47a915_embedded240666801
He celebrated following Derby’s shoot-out win over Southampton in the FA Cup third round replay (Nick Potts/PA)
bpanews_e38202a8-ac2a-4eb8-86ca-89398a47a915_embedded241439352
But the Rams’ league progress stalled somewhat, with Derby losing to rivals Nottingham Forest at the City Ground in February (Nick Potts/PA)
bpanews_e38202a8-ac2a-4eb8-86ca-89398a47a915_embedded242895829
After finishing sixth in the league, Lampard’s Derby beat Leeds in the play-off semi-finals thanks to a 4-2 away win in the second leg (Nick Potts/PA)
bpanews_e38202a8-ac2a-4eb8-86ca-89398a47a915_embedded243165365
But the 2018-19 season ultimately ended in disappointment as Derby lost to Aston Villa in the play-off final (John Walton/PA)

Press Association

Popular

From Belfast Telegraph