Confirming the news, Lampard said:
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By @marcdray & @Dazcfc1990
Frank’s signing was met with mixed reviews back in 2001. Some said that we had paid over the odds for an average midfielder. £11m was a lot of money 12 years ago, and with Chelsea in such a poor financial state, it’s fair to say the purchase was a risk. Chelsea, however, could consider themselves lucky as Aston Villa had been highly interested in the player. West Ham even rejected a bid of £15m for Lamps and Kanoute from them.
“Defensive header from Chelsea. Barcelona win it back though. Big shout for hand ball then [as Cole clears, Torres alone on half way line]. And he’s in! This could be the most dramatic story of the Season. It’s Torres. To give Chelsea. A place. In the Champions League Final [he rounds Valdez, cue Neville orgasm] UN-BE-LIEV-ABLE! Unbelievable!”