Chelsea 8-0 Aston Villa
CHELSEA fans sung: “Sign him up, sign him up.”
Needless to say it was not interim boss Rafa Benitez the supporters want owner Roman Abramovich to keep.
Spaniard Benitez will have to win 8-0 every week until his contract runs out at the end of the season to have the remotest chance of the faithful changing their minds about his presence.
But, as skipper Frank Lampard left the pitch on the hour having smashed in a stunning fourth from 25 yards, the Shed End made it crystal clear how much they want the board to keep him.
The veteran’s contract is up in June and there is no sign of a new one. Yet, even at the age of 34, he is still doing the business.
On his 500th Premier League start, Lampard was the fulcrum of a stunning victory. His goal was his 190th for Chelsea, his 130th in the top flight and his 100th in the capital.
He continues to break records.
What a servant Lampard has been at Stamford Bridge — and what an example to the young English players of today.
There is barely enough room in this report to describe the goals yesterday, let alone all the other chances Chelsea had.
It could have been the Premier League’s first scoreline in double figures.
It was surprising in that Villa arrived on a run of six games without defeat. They had notched up a superb 3-1 win at Liverpool in their last game.
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