Frank Lampard, the 34-year-old midfielder is thinking about leaving the Stamford Bridge after being left out for the squad against Monterrey. Rafa Benitez can’t use Ramires because of he is injured and when most people think it would be Lampard who take the role, benitez dont think so. Instead of placing Lampard as Ramires’s replacement, he puts David Luiz who is actually a defender. When you are an experienced midfielder and your boss choose a defender rather than you to replace an injured midfielder, it’s clear that you are no longer a part of his plan.
Not only because of this matter, The spanish gaffer himself said that he will make an offer for AS Roma’s Miralem Pjanic in the January transfer window, which is a bad news for Lampard, because Pjanic plays on the same position as him. Things become more complicated for Lampard because he is not a young player anymore, and Chelsea does have a problem with aged players. Chelsea have this kind of policy to only offer a one year contract for player above 30 years old, and one year contract doesn’t sound good for him.
So, according to ESPN, his uncle the newly appointed manager of Queens Park Rangers come and offer him a two and a half year contract, plus he will be appointed as the R’s (QPR’s nickname) captain, if he joins on this winter transfer window. Now this sounds good for Lampard.
But the question is “Is moving to QPR the right thing for Lampard?”. I pretty much think that this is right for him. Queens Park Rangers really try to give the Premier League their best shot. They want to be another Swansea, a newly promoted team whose able to distract even defeat big names, like Liverpool, Arsenal, Newcastle even forcing Chelsea to get nothing more but one point. Tony Fernandes has been really serious about this, they bought famous names like Park Ji-Sung, Julio Cesar, Jose Bosingwa, Esteban Granero, and Stephane M’bia to Loftus Road. But still, QPR lacks a commander who could control the midfield with wide vision.
Esteban Granero isn’t able to do that alone. Collaborating with Adel Taarabt which is more like a messi who tries to bring the ball forward and creating chances from his run than a Kaka which is a brilliant passer. Granero doesn’t get the help he needs. So, adding Lampard will certainly adds QPR’s creativity and attacking moves. Being needed and guaranteed as a captain is a too-big-deal to be turned down, so I think its safe to say that in his age, this is a right move if Lampard still wants to achieve something rather than earn something.117705