There has been a huge cry from the media that a grave injustice is going on with Frank Lampard. The Chelsea legend has been firing all cylinders and still he has no future at the club.
The 34-year-old deserves a new contract and Rafael Benitez, the interim manager and skipper John Terry has indirectly demanded the owner to hand him a new deal.
Lampard has been one of the finest central midfielders of this generation and is just few goals away from becoming the all-time top scorer in the club’s history.
This season he has scored 12 goals already and surely he deserves a new contract. On the flip side, think the other way round.
Lampard is basically a midfielder, and his prime job is not to score goals, but to create goals. He has bagged only one assist so far; his passing accuracy is only 82%, not expected from a class player like him and has provided only 20 key passes this season. Surely that’s not the standard expected from a top class midfielder.
While goals are equally important for any team, but a midfielder’s central job is to create goals for others and maintain a balance in the middle of the park. Lampard is not doing that at the moment and therefore the hierarchies are bit unsure about extending his contract.