While girlfriend Christine Bleakley may enjoy spending more time with the midfielder, his club need him to lead them out of a slump that has seen them take just two points from the last 12.
Lampard's goals have been crucial in previous title-winning campaigns but yesterday he was watching from the stands as Chelsea drew with Everton, before his trip to a charity ball for the Drogba Foundation, helping to raise money for a hospital in the Ivory Coast.
Welcome return: Frank Lampard pictured with girlfriend Christine Bleakley and team-mate Didier Drogba
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