Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea – Lampard Breaks Bobby Tambling’s Record As Blues Head For Europe (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

11th, May 2013

By Alan Duffy

Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea – Premier League – 11th May 2013

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Frank Lampard was the star of the show at Villa Park on Saturday, with the midfielder netting a brace in Chelsea’s 2-1 comeback win. Those goals make the England man, who is set to be released by the Blues this summer, the club’s record-goalscorer while they also all but rubber-stamped the west Londoners’ participation in next season’s Champions League.

An eventful game saw Christian Benteke score superbly for the Villans, this time on 14 minutes to give Paul Lambert’s side the lead. The Belgian was then involved in a controversial incident, when he appeared to elbow on Cesar Azpilicueta, only for referee Lee Mason to deem the action worthy of just a yellow. Chelsea themselves then had Brazilian Ramires given his marching orders (for a second yellow) just before half-time.

However, Belgian hitman Benteke was himself shown red just before

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