Frank Lampard's appointment as Maurizio Sarri's successor at Chelsea was seen coming and it was only a matter of when and not if. 

The Blues' legend was officially unveiled as the new club manager on Thursday, much to the joy of the club's fans, who were eager to see one of the club's legends return as manager. 

Lampard is fondly remembered for his goals from midfield and the passion that he exhibited in the famous blue jersey. 

As he makes a return, what are some of his greatest moments with the club?

1. Winning the Premier League  (2005)

Lampard scored a brace against Bolton Wanderers in 2005, securing a 2-0 victory that also gave Chelsea the title - the first in 50 years.

The brace took his tally to 19 for the club in all competitions, and it endeared him to Chelsea fans. Mourinho, who was in his first season in charge at the club thanked the 'special group',  saying they deserved the title. 


2. Ballon d'Or runners up ( 2005)

Lampard came close to winning the Ballon d'Or title the same season he won the Premier League, finishing only behind Ronaldinho. He, however, won the PFA and FWA Premier League Player of the Year double.


3. Winning penalty against Liverpool (2008)

Chelsea were playing arguably their best football in 2008, and when they met Liverpool in the semi-finals, it was bound to be a cracker of a tie. The match ended 1-1 at Anfield in the first leg, and in the return at the Bridge, it stood 1-1 deep into extra time.

The defining moment came when Chelsea won a penalty. Lampard took and duly tucked the spot-kick, despite having lost his mother six days prior to the match. The kick sent the Blues to their first ever Champions League final and was discussed across the world. 


4. The famous night in Munich (2012)

Lampard captained Chelsea to the famous 'holy grail' when they beat Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena to lift the Champions League under Roberto De Matteo. It still remains the biggest night in the club's history, and it might be Lampard's best moment ever in the Blue jersey. 


5. Tumbling Tambling's record (2013)

Bobby Tambling's record had been standing for long, until Lampard happened on May 11 at Villa Park. The midfielder's glittering career was nearing its end and was a goal shy of Tambling's record.

With Chelsea a goal and a man down, Lampard scored twice to give Chelsea the win, which saw them qualify for Champions League football as well as become the club's highest scorer. 


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