By 90Min
November 16, 2017

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard discovered that he was a Blues legend in the most oddest of fashion.

Apart from being their highest-ever scorer, which is certainly more than enough to cement a legacy, the former midfielder discovered that he would always be loved by the Stamford Bridge faithful when he scored against the Blues and they still cheered him on.

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Lampard spent 13 years at Chelsea before moving to NYCFC in the United States after being released by the Londoners and then on loan to Manchester City in 2014. 

He would score a timely equaliser for the Manchester outfit when he came on as a substitute for the final 10 minutes of a match between the two sides at the Etihad.

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Despite stunning his former side with a trademark goal, the Englishman was quickly forgiven by fans, although things might have been a bit different if the Blues did not go on to win the Premier League title at the end of the season.

"It was tough, it was really tough, listen, I had to do my job," Lampard said in a session of FIFA and Chill with Copa90. "Everyone tells me they had a feeling I was going to score, I only came on for 20 minutes. It's one of those things that happens in football.

"The Chelsea fans were incredible for me and going to Man City was a massive choice for me.

"I didn't want to lose 13 years, I had a great bond with the Chelsea fans, and I was like 'ah, is this going to taint 13 years?'

"I don't think it did in the end, and [going to Man City] was a great opportunity for me.

"I loved my time at City, and scoring that goal, I was concerned how it would be but [the Chelsea fans'] reaction afterwards was incredible, and since then."

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