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Obiweluozo Martins: Frank Lampard or Steven Gerrard: Who is a better player by all standards

Frank Lampard has earned legendary status at Chelsea due to his consistency down the lane at Stamford Bridge. He’s excelled under some of the best managers like Claudio Ranieri, Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti and Andre Villa boss.

He was an amazing player notable for his great combination at Chelsea along with star forward, Didier Drogba.

The same could be likened to Liverpool Veteran skipper, Steven Gerrard who was on a class of his own. His magnificent showing saw him becoming Liverpool captain at the young age of 23.

It was a responsibility that was rested on a player whom the club and coach thought could drive Liverpool to the next level. He really did well in that aspect in moderating proceedings in the middle alongside Spanish midfield talent, Xabi Alonso.

His career looked relatively similar to that of Frank Lampard, and this has seen him (Steven) draw repeated comparison with his Chelsea counterpart (Frank) Lampard.

This brings us to the big question which is; who is the better player between Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard. It is a tough question which could involve fetching from the football achieves.

All the same, it’s an interesting question as far as football is concerned with reference to the exploits the two players had in the Premier League and beyond.

On a personal level, both won the UEFA Champions League as a testament of a fulfilling and glorious adventure they had in the world of football.

Lampard’s strength was his run into the box that saw him score a lot of goals for the Chelsea side. His strikes were amazing while it helped Chelsea advance to better positions in the course of the season.

Gerrard was notable for his long range strikes that would always wow the crowd including the match commentator.

Both players have got exceptional leadership qualities on and off the pitch. This could also be seen among some of their closest teammates in Jamie Carragher for Steven Gerrard and J.T John Terry for Frank
Lampard.

Their productivity in front of goal saw them being designated as the clubs (Chelsea and Liverpool) penalty taker. They were amazing player to have come out of the shores of the English Territory.

They played alongside each in England’s midfield in the company of Manchester United midfield player, Michael Carrick.

Lampard scored a couple of free-kick for Chelsea but it seemed that Gerrard had an edge in that area than Frank Lampard.

Gerrard was a more superior player to Frank Lampard, though the difference may be considered little or relative small (negligible) to an extent. Gerrard has got a better technique per se as he was a more intelligent player than his Chelsea counterpart.

The new Chelsea boss may have had more fortune than the Liverpool legend, but this could be due to the fact that Chelsea had more quality in the team than that of Liverpool.

That was the case as Lampard won the League on various occasions not minding the costly slip that Gerrard made that handed Chelsea the League title in 2010 season.

The Liverpool legend was up there as a star even as Jose Mourinho wanted to bring him to Spanish giant, Real Madrid during the Portuguese reign at Santiago Bernabeu’s.

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