Frank Lampard entered the top five in Chelsea’s all-time goalscoring list when he netted in the 4-0 win over Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night.
It was Lampard’s 133rd goal for the club, taking him past former England star Jimmy Greaves, which leaves just Bobby Tambling (202), Kerry Dixon (193), Roy Bentley and Peter Osgood (both 150) in front of him.
The 69th minute strike also ended a 10-match drought for Lampard, who was delighted to have got back on the scoresheet.
Lampard told reporters that when a player is used to scoring fairly regularly, and the goals stop coming, people start asking questions.
Lampard added that sometimes his finishing has not been quite what it was last season.
However Lampard said that he always believed that the goals would come and, after a bit of a barren patch, hopefully he will go on to score some more.
Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti heaped praise on Lampard, adding that he was more than just about scoring goals and added that Lampard is not important just when he is scoring goals.
Ancelotti added that Lampard is an unselfish, generous player who works for the team and that is just as important.
Ancelotti also said that it is better if Lampard scores but it is his work rate that he would like to talk about and not just for his goals.