• Midfielder registers his 202nd and 203rd goals for Chelsea
• 'I'm hoping that I'll be here next season'
Frank Lampard has expressed his desire to stay with Chelsea for another season after he scored twice in a 2-1 win at Aston Villa to surpass Bobby Tambling and become the club's all-time leading goalscorer. The England midfielder registered his 202nd and 203rd goals for Chelsea to reach the landmark on a day when Rafael Benítez's side secured a top-four finish but suffered two injury concerns ahead of Wednesday's Europa League final.
John Terry will have a scan on his ankle after departing on a stretcher but most worryingly for Chelsea Eden Hazard picked up a hamstring injury that Benítez admitted makes the Belgium international "extremely doubtful" for the game against Benfica.
For Lampard, however, this was a glorious day. The 34-year-old, who is out of contract at the end of the season and yet to be offered an extension, was applauded off by both sets of fans. "It's great to get the record, especially in an important game," Lampard said. "I'm hoping that I'll be here [in 2013-14] and at the end of the season we'll get a decision on that."
He admitted that it was an emotional moment for him. "I never dreamed I've get near 200 goals, even 50 or 100. I have to thank my team-mates over the years and the lads we've got here now. The fans have been a huge support.
"Bobby Tambling is a great man. He hasn't been well and I didn't want to overcook the celebration out of respect. I did get a bit emotional. I always dedicate my goals to my mum. I lost her a couple of years ago. She was my biggest supporter and is always with me."