Frank Lampard has paid tribute to Bobby Tambling and expressed hope that he will keep his record for some time.
The England midfielder broke Tambling's record of 202 goals for Chelsea away to Aston Villa last week and will be presented with an award by his predecessor at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
After agreeing a one-year contract extension, the 34-year-old is still hoping to add to his tally and revealed his pride in claiming a record that he believes might stand for some time to come.
"Unless we sign Lionel Messi in the next year or so, I think I have a chance of keeping it," he told The Sun.
"Especially If I can push it on a few more in the future. So, yes, it could last a while, especially considering the modern game.
"The old players stayed at clubs longer, had more associations with their clubs than they do now.
"But if in five to 10 years someone breaks it, then I hope I can pass it on with as much grace as Bobby has to me.
"Over the years I've got to know Bobby well ...