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Lampard reprises reprieve role

January 2, 2012
By Richard Jolly, Molineux
Few occupy as curious a position as Frank Lampard. Even as he reprises his goalscoring habit that has been a feature of Chelsea for a decade, it is with a bittersweet twist. He is the reluctant rescue act.

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When Andre Villas-Boas needs a goal most, the man he is phasing out tends to oblige. The week after Arsenal struck five times at Stamford Bridge, Lampard delivered the winner at Blackburn. When his record against the major clubs became an issue, ...

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