Chelsea earned three points from Sunday's game with a 2-1 win over Everton from Frank Lampard's two goals but one thing that might have pained the fans is the club's veteran midfielder is leaving the Stamford Bridge soon.
Chelsea has reportedly told Frank Lampard that he could leave Stamford Bridge after his contract ends this season.
The 34-year-old England midfielder, who was sidelined for the Premier League match against Norwich on Wednesday after scoring a 25-yard goal against Aston Villa, once again put up a spectacular show on Sunday, leading the Blues to a win by scoring goal in each half.
Lampard found an equalizer for Chelsea just before half time and scored the winner 20 minutes from the finishing time.
He has taken his total goals for Chelsea to 192, just a goal behind Kerry Dixon who is the second highest scorer for the Blues.
Sadly, Lampard, who has been playing with Chelsea for the last 11 years and helped the Blues win many titles including the Champions League this year, is very likely to leave the Stamford Bridge despite his good performance as the club's owner Roman Abramovich has reportedly asked the management to extend the contract by only one year to players above 30 years of age.
The England midfield will be available in the winter transfer windows from Tuesday as his contract with Chelsea has not been renewed.
Another player who could leave Chelsea is left back Ashley Cole, who also crossed 30 years of age. It is rumoured that the defender, who has been with the Blues since 2006, could consider joining Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United after his contract ends this season.
Rafa Benitez, the new manager of Chelsea, had earlier hinted that Lampard and Cole could leave the club after their contract ends this season.