Chelsea legend Frank Lampard names his 5 greatest teammates in his legendary career and includes a Manchester City player, incredible!
The former Chelsea player and manager is one of the English football’s most successful midfielders and he is best known for his 13 years career with the Blues.
Hence, it will come as no surprise that four of his picks will come from his time at Stamford Bridge. However, Frank didn’t forget his one season in Manchester Blue.
Frank Lampard, who just turned 43 years old on June 20 told Planet Football that Sergio Aguero makes the cut alongside four Chelsea stars.
“I was not at Man City for long, but straight away you could see that this guy [Aguero] was world-class. The goals he scored on the training pitch every day were frightening and he took that on to the field,” Lampard said.
“You only need to look at his record since he came to City to appreciate what a class act he is and he was great to play with.”
Sergio Aguero, meanwhile left Manchester City for Barcelona this summer after a decade of service, during which the Argentine won five EPL titles and became the club’s all-time top goalscorer.
Then the former England international moved on to Gianfranco Zola. A diminutive Italian who was well-loved at Stamford Bridge and helped usher in a ‘new era’ prior to Roman Abramovich’s takeover.
“He was fantastic on and off the field. A great fella and a fantastic footballer,” the gaffer remarked.
Now, Lampard turned his attentions to Eden Hazard, who he claims is the most talented player he ever played with.
Hazard arrived at Chelsea as a 21-year-old and played 2 seasons with Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge.
“There is no limit to how far he can go,” said the former Blues boss. “Hazard is the most naturally gifted player I played with and on his day he is unstoppable.
“He has said he wants to be up there with the best players in the world and he has the talent to do that. He just needs to add the consistency and the goals of a Messi or a Ronaldo to be considered in that class.”
Although injuries have hampered the Belgian’s success at Santiago Bernabeu no one would bet against the 30-year-old turning it around.
And the final two picks; John Terry and Didier Drogba, which Frank just couldn’t decide who was better.
The three legends played a part in Jose Mourinho’s early dominance with Chelsea, as well as their first-ever Champions League win in 2012.
However, what puts the two above the other three according to Frank Lampard is their winning mentality.
“First and foremost they are great footballers, but they are also winners and that is what sets them apart from most players.
“In the big games, when it matters the most, these men, and that is what they are, stood up to be counted, and they are comfortably the top two I have played with for that reason.”
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