The Chelsea legend has been out for almost six weeks with a calf strain and given everything that has gone on at the club his return has caused a mini-stir among the Chelsea faithful.
Chelsea will be without Frank Lampard for the massive tie with FC Nordsjaelland in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night… but that hasn’t stopped some fans being excited at his return to training following a month and a half out with a calf strain. Lampard picked up the injury during the Champions League loss against Shakhtar Donetsk in October but he returned to training earlier on Tuesday afternoon to make a possible comeback against Sunderland at the weekend not beyond the realms of logical thinking.
While some may now doubt the abilities of Lampard as his age catches up with him other Chelsea fans will be looking forward to seeing one of the stalwarts of their most successful era back out on the pitch after some tough times. After the sacking of Di Matteo, loss of Drogba and injury to John Terry the clubs fans have been bereft of genuine idols in recent weeks so the return of Lampard should help galvanise the disgruntled fans.
Here are some Tweets from Chelsea fans…
Frank Lampard is back to training! YAY! welcome back, Super Frankie Lampard! :-)— Lampard Indo FANS (@lampsindofans) December 4, 2012
At open training at #CFC and Frank Lampard has jogged out to take part. No sign of Terry or Sturridge— Dominic Fifield (@domfifield) December 4, 2012
SUPER FRANK LAMPARD— Chris (@chris_cowling12) December 4, 2012
At least Frank Lampard back in training. #CFC— goku (@IzzadZahari) December 4, 2012
Thank God "@lampsindofans: Frank Lampard is back to training! YAY! welcome back, Super Frankie Lampard! :-)"— Olumide Oyatokun (@hoylumeeday) December 4, 2012
At least Frank Lampard back in training. #CFC— LyndonScott♥ (@Lyndonscotto) December 4, 2012
Good to see super frankie lampard back in training we need him back # legend .— Shane Mcnulty (@Shaneymac1) December 4, 2012
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