Chelsea Star Frank Lampard Unfazed By Lack Of Personal Goals

The Blues' midfielder insists goals will come...

Frank Lampard's contemporary consistency in front of goal has been underlined by his ability to tally a 20-goals-a-season average for the past five campaigns. The Chelsea midfielder has failed to find the net since August, but he is still maintaining a positive outlook.

The England international was deployed as a box-to-box midfielder under managers such as Guus Hiddink and Luiz Felipe Scolari, but Carlo Ancelotti has opted to field Lampard further up-field, "in the hole" in a diamond 4-4-2.

"I suppose the only slight difference for me this season is that I've maybe found myself further forward earlier on in games," said Lampard following Chelsea's recent 2-0 victory over Liverpool.

"But I don't think the amount of chances I've been getting has changed particularly, I just think they haven't gone in for me so far. But there are always patches like that in any season and you just have to get through that.

"Sometimes it gets frustrating when you get three or four opportunities and still don't score. But I know there will be games later in the season where I'll get one opportunity and it will go in."

Lampard's last goal arrived from the penalty spot, during the Blues' triumph over Steve Bruce's Sunderland on August 18.

Alan Dawson, UK