There is no denying that Frank Lampard is a Chelsea legend and forever will be.
He still has a chant that rings around Stamford Bridge and those fortunate season ticket holders who are still able to attend home games proudly sing each time it starts up.
Of course, there were many of the Blues’ faithful who were upset when he turned up at Manchester City and especially when he scored that goal, however many will have since forgiven him since then.
Indeed, many were quick to follow him stateside and place a bet on MLS fixtures that he was involved in when he was turning out for New York City FC, as they found that he was a player who still had an extreme amount of quality and could really make a difference; 15 goals in 29 appearances would suggest he did.
As we know, he returned to England and has had a varying degree of success as a manager, although it does seem that he might be out of his depth at this moment when it comes to trying to lead a team in the Premier League.
What is it they say? Not all great players make great managers? Something like that, right?
Following a decent spell at Chelsea as the club’s boss before a poor run of form forced the hand of Roman Abramovich to act and replace him in January 2021 with Thomas Tuchel, Lampard has since found himself in the dugout at Everton after replacing Rafa Benitez.
However, relegation appears to be on the cards for The Toffees despite an impressive start to the campaign under the Spaniard, and with the club desperate for the three points, they come up against Lampard’s old side at the weekend.
Everton will host Chelsea at Goodison Park on Sunday following their 2-0 Merseyside derby defeat to Liverpool, and he will be desperate for his former club to slip up and give his side the win to try and maximise their chances of escaping a likely relegation.
Indeed, they will have to rely on other results, too, as Burnley will need to slip up against Watford, although that result will only pile pressure on The Toffees if that were to happen and they were to lose.
Chelsea will be going for the win, though, as they will want to solidify their position in third further, whilst they will also want to ensure they go into the FA Cup Final against Liverpool in the best form possible, especially after a poor run of form themselves.
Sorry, Frank, it might be another horrible day for you on Sunday.