Rafael Benitez: Frank Lampard 'has shown his full commitment' against Everton

30 December 2012 07:15
Frank Lampard underlined his value to Chelsea with a well-taken double to secure a 2-1 comeback win at Everton, after which Rafael Benitez gave his backing to the midfielder. "He has shown his full commitment. He is a great player and my job is to keep him fit and if he can score goals every game I will be really pleased," said Benitez. The subject of intense speculation about his future at Stamford Bridge, Lampard reminded Chelsea's boardroom power-brokers of his class by scoring either side of halftime to cancel out Steven Pienaar's powerful strike after 63 seconds. Everton manager David Moyes insisted he was pleased with his team's performance, saying Everton had "run the European champions really close but we didn't quite have enough in the end."

Source: telegraph