Frank Lampard has been inducted into the Premier League Corridor of Fame.
The Chelsea legend scored 177 objectives and 102 assists in 609 Premier League appearances and received three top-flight titles.
Lampard joins Denis Bergkamp, Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, Eric Cantona, Roy Keane within the prestigious 2021 class.
The Premier League wrote on Twitter: “A midfielder extensively thought to be among the best of his era, considered as a hero amongst @ChelseaFC followers and revered throughout the footballing divide.
“Frank Lampard is inducted to the #PLHallOfFame.”
Talking about his induction, Lampard stated: “As a younger lad I bear in mind simply desirous to make it in to the West Ham workforce, and searching as much as gamers like Roy Keane, Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry so to be talked about in the identical bracket as them is an actual honour.
“I’m very proud and grateful for the popularity.
“The important thing for me was follow and laborious work. I had a expertise for arriving and scoring objectives.
“I had achieved it in all of the groups that I performed for however to attain persistently over that interval within the Premier League was principally all the way down to my laborious work and dedication to continually enhance.”
Lampard’s Corridor of Fame induction comes within the midst of his hyperlinks to the Crystal Palace job with Roy Hodgson leaving Selhurst Park on the finish of the season.
The previous England worldwide, who has been out of labor since being sacked by Chelsea in January, is the bookmakers’ favorite to boss the Eagles.
Former Crystal Palace proprietor Simon Jordan believes it might be a danger bringing Lampard to SE25.
He advised talkSPORT: “There’s a big gamble in each managerial appointment you make. It’s about the way you minimise that danger.
“You may’t eradicate danger while you cross a street, you possibly can look proper and left and it solely eliminates a portion of the danger you are taking.
“With Frank Lampard, I really stated a few months in the past I might see that play out.
“It’s a danger for Palace as they’ve bought a variety of issues below the hood. They’ve bought a Ferrari, at occasions, of a enjoying squad from the captain via to Wilfried Zaha.
“Underneath the bonnet, they’ve bought an inventory of gamers out of contract and an array of challenges that can by no means cease with folks like Wilfried Zaha.
“The very fact he could have performed and dedicated himself to Palace, it’s well-known he needs to maneuver on.”
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